After the US government confirmed the tariff increase from 10 per cent to 25 per cent by filing a notice with the Federal Register, the official portal for public policy updates, Beijing said it “will have no choice but to implement countermeasures”. Photo: AFP

US firms fear retaliation to Donald Trump’s tariffs will be ‘final nail in the coffin’ for exports to China

  • US Dairy Council fears for the future of its access to the huge consumer market with Beijing expected to respond to the anticipated new 25 per cent rate on Friday
  • Exporters of blueberry, whiskey and wine also say that Beijing’s retaliation would put a dampener on their business, which is already reeling from previous tariffs
Topic |   US-China trade war

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After the US government confirmed the tariff increase from 10 per cent to 25 per cent by filing a notice with the Federal Register, the official portal for public policy updates, Beijing said it “will have no choice but to implement countermeasures”. Photo: AFP
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.