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Trump ups ante on China, threatens duties on nearly all its imports

Trump's threatened tariffs, now totalling $517 billion in Chinese goods, would exceed the $505 billion in goods imported from China last year

Steve Holland & David Lawder | Reuters  |  Aboard Air Force One/Washington 

US President Donald Trump warned on Friday he was ready to slap tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports into the United States, threatening duties on another $267 billion of goods on top of $200 billion in imports primed for levies in coming days. The moves would sharply escalate Trump's trade war with Beijing over his demands for major changes in economic, trade and technology policy. China has threatened retaliation, which could include action against US companies operating there. Hours after a public comment period closed on his $200 billion China tariff list, Trump told ...

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First Published: Sat, September 08 2018. 03:46 IST