PressTV-US to slap extra tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

Washington says it has decided to impose 10 percent tariffs on an extra $200 billion worth of Chinese imports after efforts to negotiate a solution to the trade dispute failed to reach an agreement.

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday, releasing a wide-ranging list of Chinese goods to be hit with the new set of tariffs, including hundreds of food products as well as tobacco, coal, chemicals, and consumer electronics.

Last week, President Donald Trump’s administration imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports, and Beijing, accusing Washington of “trade bullying,” responded immediately with matching tariffs on the same amount of US exports to China.

“For over a year, the Trump administration has patiently urged China to stop its unfair practices, open its market, and engage in true market competition,” Lighthizer said in the statement.

“Rather than address our…

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