China has many means to counteract USA tariffs


The 25-percent tariffs also will apply to a broad range of Chinese electronics, plastics, chemicals and railway equipment that the Office of the U. S. The list identifies OCC and all other recovered fiber materials among the product codes that would be hit with the 25 percent duty.

It further said China conducts and backs hacking efforts targeting US companies that seek to steal business secrets. The yuan has weakened nearly 5% so far this year and hit a 14-month low last week, primarily driven by new tariff threats from the U.

Immediately after this announcement, the Chinese State Council clarified that "it considers it necessary to resolve this trade war through negotiations", but added that the blame for the aggravation of the situation "clearly lies with America" and stressed that Beijing will respond "dollar for dollar".

That is the same day when the latest US tariffs, also of 25 percent and on 16 billion dollars' worth of Chinese goods, are to be imposed.

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The now proposed charge is 10%, but it could increase to 25% once a consultation period ends.

On Wednesday night, the Ministry of Commerce published its final list of US items worth $16 billion in imports that will incur an additional 25-percent tariff, including coal.

Currently, most U.S. LNG exports are secured on long-term contacts, so the impact will be fairly limited until the deals expire.

Trump has claimed in recent tweets that "tariffs are working far better than anyone ever anticipated", linking them to a downturn that has shaved almost a quarter from the value of Chinese stocks since late January.

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That total could soon increase. The iPhone maker relies upon China for one-fifth of its US$229b in annual revenue, "leaving it exposed if Chinese people make it a target of anger and nationalist sentiment", warned a commentary in state-owned China Daily. Fuel imports rose 14 percent on year at 2.67 million tonnes. USA imports of bulk drugs from China and India during 2012- 2016 recorded a CAGR of 1.4% and 4.5%, respectively. The US published its final list of goods subject to the tariffs on Tuesday.

Washington already imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese products on July 6.

Earlier, in the month of April 2018, the USTR proposed to impose an additional 25% tariff on 1,300 Chinese products valued at approximately $50 billion. It would likely have to impose penalties on US companies doing business in China to make up the difference.

With a crush rate of 1.67 million mt and stocks of 8.8 million mt, China has more than five weeks' worth of soybean consumption. So it makes sense to step back, assess where the Trump trade wars stand, and estimate how much further they could go.

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