Los Angeles (People's Daily) - On Thursday, United State Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it is considering additional tariffs on Chinese products.
"In light of China's unfair retaliation, I have instructed the USTR to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be appropriate under section 301 and, if so, to identify the products upon which to impose such tariffs," US President Donald Trump said in a statement, according to CNBC Thursday.
“Unfortunately, China has chosen to respond thus far with threats to impose unjustified tariffs on billions of dollars in U.S. exports, including our agricultural products. Such measures would undoubtedly cause further harm to American workers, farmers, and businesses. Under these circumstances, the President is right to ask for additional appropriate action to obtain the elimination of the unfair acts, policies, and practices identified in USTR’s report,” US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in the statement.
On Wednesday, China announced tariffs on 106 US products including soybeans, automobiles and whiskey. They were introduced as a retaliatory measure of tariffs on Chinese products unveiled by President Trump a day before.