China sending trade envoy to Washington for talks

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Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it would impose 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion worth of Chinese imports beginning August 23.

Earlier, Beijing filed a separate WTO challenge on July 16 to Trump's proposal for yet another round of increases that would add 25 percent import duties on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods.

Trump's tariffs were not popular with the U.S. solar industry, which claimed the rising cost of imports would cause the loss of thousands of jobs.

The United States and China have slapped tit-for-tat tariffs on tens of billions of dollars worth of goods from each country, with another round of levies scheduled to being next week.

Despite Trump's praise, The Journal notes that, though some some steelmakers are expanding production in the US, other USA manufacturers are still dependent on imported metals.




On June 21, India raised tariffs on USA goods including soya oil, palm olein oil and cashew nuts.

A spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Beijing viewed US trade moves as an abuse of safeguards that "severely damaged" Chinese trade interests.

China responded two days later by proposing tariffs ranging from 5 percent to 25 percent on 5,207 USA goods worth 60 billion dollars.

-Asked what Beijing should do in response to Trump's punitive tariffs, 19 (or 38 percent) said that it should strike back hard. The president has also said the tariffs have been created to promote better trade deals. "He has yet to get any other countries to remove their tariffs or to remove his own tariffs", Chad Bown, a trade expert at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, wrote on Twitter.

The Trump administration is engaged in trade clashes on multiple fronts, as American negotiators seek to wrap up talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico and hold additional talks with European and Japanese counterparts in coming months.

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