United States unveils $200 billion list of China imports for tariffs

Trump's Zero Tariff Solution

But Trump has said continuously that China has taken advantage of the U.S. economy, and he has vowed to hit almost all the country's products with tariffs, as much as $450 billion.

The president last month asked the U.S. Trade Representative's office to identify US$200 billion of Chinese goods that could be hit with 10 percent tariffs.

"The Trump administration is gambling that by wielding such a big club, it will force China to back down", said Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

The US had no choice but to move forward on the new tariffs after China failed to respond to the administration's concerns over unfair trade practices and Beijing's abuse of American intellectual property, the officials said.

The previous round of tariffs: The Trump administration last week imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 million in Chinese goods, prompting Beijing to impose retaliatory tariffs of the same amount on USA imports. Beijing immediately retaliated with similar duties on US exports.

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The U.S. complains that China uses predatory practices, including outright cybertheft, in a push to challenge American technological dominance.

The White House says the tariffs are a response to unfair trade practices by China.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday evening unveiled a proposed list of more than 6,000 products to be hit with 10-per-cent import taxes.

"Tonight's announcement appears reckless and is not a targeted approach", Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said in a statement.

"Tariffs are taxes, plain and simple".

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China also seems to be projecting confidence that it can withstand political turmoil, said David Rank, former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has supported Trump's domestic tax cuts and efforts to reduce regulation of businesses, but it has been critical of Trump's aggressive tariff policies.

Louis Kuijs, Hong Kong-based Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics, said while he expects China to strongly condemn the US moves, its policy response is likely to be limited for now.

Up until now, only a few companies, including Harley-Davidson Inc. and Brown-Forman Corp., have publicly said the tariffs will affect their businesses, as most USA retailers and consumer brands were spared in the first round of tariffs on Chinese imports.

This dispute comes alongside the U.S. confrontation with other allies and major trading partners including Canada, Mexico and the European Union, for the steep tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum.

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