WASHINGTON, 8 Aug. /Basereporter.com/. The US authorities have published a list of goods from China that us customs will start to levy duties on August 23 in the amount of $16 billion per year. As reported on Tuesday, the office of U.S. representative for trade negotiations Robert Leithiser, the list includes 279 items, which imposed a 25% duty.
The press release says that from the original list, which was published July 15, excluded five items after a hearing on fees, held last month.
The US President Donald trump has repeatedly stated that he doesn’t like the trade deficit with China. In June, the U.S. leader announced that in connection with the theft by China of intellectual property and technology, and also the fact that Beijing has resorted to unfair trade practices, Washington will impose a 25% duty on imported from this country goods worth $50 billion, the PRC Authorities immediately responded adequately tariffs applied to the same value of the imported American products.
After that, the U.S. representative for trade negotiations Robert Leitheiser announced the preparation of a supplementary list of Chinese goods in the amount of $200 billion for the introduction of fees in the amount of 10%, explaining this step by the fact that China does not want to change unfair trade practices.