Trump Calls Out US Firms to Find Alternative Upon China Set New Tariffs

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Provoking an open trade war, US President Donald Trump urged the country’s companies to abandon China right away in a response to China’s new tariffs in which duties on American items have been hiked.

China is all set to impose tariffs of 5% to 10% on 5,078 US items from September 1 and December 15 this year. Further it finalized to reimpose a 25% tariff on US autos and a 5% tariff on auto parts from December 15. It is reminded that earlier this year China had removed the tariffs as a goodwill gesture while bilateral trade talks were underway. 

China’s new tariff is a tit-for-tat move for the US as Trump administration imposed steep tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods, with another $300 billion in imports targeted in the next rounds. Upon the China’s recent announcement, Trump announced to hike the tariffs 5% further. 

Taking his Twitter handle, Trump heavily criticized China with foul words — “We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far… better off without them.” 

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