Robert Leithiser: Cliff Owen / AP Photo
Washington will impose new duties on goods from China worth $ 200 billion. This was announced by U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer, reports Reuters.
According to him, the duties will apply another 10% on imported Chinese products. In the presidential administration explained that it had taken such a step after the parties were unable to reach agreement on existing trade disputes.
The Chairman of the Committee on Finance United States Senate Orrin hatch promptly commented on the Agency as a threat to Washington, calling plans the introduction of additional duties “reckless”.
July 6, entered into force the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump on the introduction of fees in the amount of 25 percent on imported Chinese goods. Beijing in turn accused Washington of unleashing the biggest trade war in history and violating the rules of the world trade organization (WTO). The Chinese side also stated that countermeasures against the United States have already begun to act.
Relations between Washington and Beijing has escalated in 2018, after USA announced the introduction of protectionist measures affecting products from China. One of the reasons was the high level of trade deficit. In response, China has taken measures against imports from the United States, which caused discontent in Washington.
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