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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Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen is a Graduate Trainee reporter at The Post. She joined the team in 2019 after graduating with a degree in politics and journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Previously, she was an intern at Asian Private Banker, covering fintech and private banking. As a Filipino who grew up in Hong Kong, she speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog.