United States tariffs on Chinese goods to come into effect

The European Union Mexico and Canada have all the hit U.S. with billions in retaliatory tariffs

The European Union Mexico and Canada have all the hit U.S. with billions in retaliatory tariffs

Friday's tariff hikes are the first stage in threatened US increases on up to $450 billion of imports from China over complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.

Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng has sent markets the clearest warning yet that the proposed United States tariffs would grind the global economy to a halt, hitting worldwide supply chains, including foreign companies in the world's second-largest economy. As an example, Chinese companies are reselling US soybeans, and Chinese companies are expected to cancel most of the remaining soybeans they have committed to buy from the U.S.in the year ending August 31, once the extra tariffs take effect.

"While each measure on its own has small macroeconomic effects, the combination of the measures, the supply chain disruptions and the increased business uncertainty could spell trouble for the USA economy", Daco said.

Friday is the deadline for the United States to impose sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods and China has promised to retaliate with tariffs of its own if the U.S. does follow through with its threat.

"China will not bow in the face of threats and blackmail", he added.

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The influential US Chamber of Commerce, with headquarters just steps from the White House, urged Trump this week to reconsider his actions, saying the counter-tariffs now affected $75 billion in American exports and endangered US jobs. Though he has called Chinese President Xi Jinping a "good friend", he has expressed no apprehension over what could happen in either country when the first tariffs land. According to Bloomberg, President Trump will cut as much as half a percentage point from staggering growth levels of around 6.9 percent.

Despite the escalating rhetoric and explosive tweets, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, attacked Presdient Trump last week for not being tougher on China.

Here in Beijing, in response to the USA tariffs, border officers here could receive the order as early as midnight to slap new taxes on hundreds of US products, including pork, poultry, soybeans and corn.

In the brewing trade war between the United States and China, Beijing officials consistently seek to portray their nation as simply being on the defensive against Donald Trump's aggressive tactics.

Foreign companies accounted for US$20 billion, or 59 per cent, of the US$34 billion of exports from China that will be subject to new tariffs from the United States starting from Friday, with U.S. firms accounting for a significant part of that 59 per cent, Mr Gao added.

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The spokesman added that the "US is shooting itself in the foot and hurting the world" with its tariff hikes. He said that would rise to a full 4 per cent of the global total if Washington, Beijing and other governments follow through on tariff threats.

Fears over the impact of the trade clash have rattled markets around the world, with China's stocks and currency coming under particular pressure in recent weeks.

In meetings in Brussels, Berlin and Beijing, senior Chinese officials, including vice-premier Liu He and top diplomat Wang Yi, have proposed an alliance between the two economic powers and offered to open more of the Chinese market in a gesture of goodwill.

Kennedy say he thinks the Trump administration's enthusiasm for the conflict "will erode as the economic pain and political fallout from a trade war begin to take hold".

"While the Trump administration is anxious about gains and losses, Chinese people have unfaltering confidence in China's future".

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Trump has threatened other measures created to limit China's ability to access the US.

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