Some 150 business groups under an umbrella organisation called America for Free Trade sent an open letter to US President Donald Trump urging him to delay the tariff increase on US$300 billion of Chinese imports from 10 per cent to 15 per cent set to come into force on Sunday and December 15. Photo: Xinhua

China imports worth US$250 billion a step closer to 30 per cent tariff as US moves ahead with Donald Trump’s plan

  • United States Trade Representative files notice to invite comments on plan to increase tariff from 25 per cent to 30 per cent on October 1
  • American businesses have already strongly opposed plans to impose duties on US$300 billion of imports set to come into force on September 1 and December 15
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Some 150 business groups under an umbrella organisation called America for Free Trade sent an open letter to US President Donald Trump urging him to delay the tariff increase on US$300 billion of Chinese imports from 10 per cent to 15 per cent set to come into force on Sunday and December 15. Photo: Xinhua
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Donald Trump decreed last week that tariffs already scheduled for implementation on September 1 and December 15 respectively would see their rate increase by 5 per cent. Photo: AP

US moves quickly to implement Donald Trump’s trade war tariff increase on Chinese-made consumer goods

  • US Federal Register notice confirms tariff rise from 10 to 15 per cent on US$300 billion of goods from Sunday
  • Move in response to China’s decision to impose retaliatory tariffs of between 5 and 10 per cent on US$75 billion worth of American products
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Donald Trump decreed last week that tariffs already scheduled for implementation on September 1 and December 15 respectively would see their rate increase by 5 per cent. Photo: AP
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