Trump has imposed duties on imports from China at $60 billion

Трамп ввел пошлины на импорт из Китая на $60 млрд

U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer shall within 15 days prepare a list of Chinese goods that will be common duties.

The President of the United States Donald trump signed a document instructing sales representative Robert Leitheiser to ensure the introduction of import duties on goods from China.

During the broadcast from the White house, trump said that we are talking about the supply of Chinese goods “at roughly $60 billion” a year.

The US President noted that these measures are “long overdue, over a relatively short period of time we lost 60 thousand plants”.

Trump repeated accusations of intellectual property theft the U.S. and American companies in China. He said, “I consider them friends,” but expressed regret that the surplus in China’s trade relations with the United States is out of control.

“The EU and South Korea also are unfair trade”, he added.

Now Leithauser and his Department will have to prepare a list of Chinese goods that will be distributed duties of the United States, within 15 days.

Expected volume of goods under the fees ($60 billion) – more than 10% of U.S. imports from China. Initially on the table, the US President has laid down measures in respect of products to $30 billion, but he insisted on a tougher approach.

Earlier, Donald trump has not ruled out a trade war with China. The U.S. leader hopes that this war with China will be avoided, “but if it is, then so be it.”

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