US suggests Tariffs on $50 billion on Chinese imports - Long Short Report

US suggests Tariffs on $50 billion on Chinese imports

US suggests Tariffs on $50 billion on Chinese imports as Trump administration heightened its belligerence actions on trade by proffering 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports to object Beijing’s policies that need international companies to pass over their technology.

China promptly said it would respond against the new tariffs which aim high tech industries that Beijing is parenting from strengthened manufacturing and aerospace to information technology and robotics. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative furnished a list focusing 1,300 Chinese products, including industrial robots and telecommunications equipment. The proposed tariffs would not impact right away. Hearing on tariffs will be effective on May 15. Organizations and consumers will have the chance to lobby to have some products removed from their list or then appended.

U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The current US maneuver possibility enhance trade stress with China, which had slapped taxes on $3 billion in U.S. products in reply to prior U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Philip Levy, a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an economic adviser to President George W. Bush warned China may be provoked to hit back.

In Beijing China’s Commerce Ministry said it vehemently criticizes and thoroughly disagrees with the suggested US tariffs and apprised of reprisal action. A ministry spokesman said in comments that they would devise uniform evaluations for U.S. products with the similar scale.

The US penalty is deliberated to discipline China for positioning robust arm strategies in its operations to become a global technology power.