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Trump directs USTR to consider 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

August 1, 2018 at 5:50 PM
President Trump has directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consider hitting $200 billion worth of Chinese imports with 25 percent tariffs, a boost from the 10 percent that was originally planned, senior administration officials confirmed on Wednesday. “The increase in the possible rate of the additional duty is intended to provide the Administration with additional options to encourage China to change its harmful policies and behavior and adopt policies that will lead to fairer markets and prosperity for all...

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