Sinotech: Trump Imposes Tariffs on $200 Billion of Goods; China Cannot Respond in Kind Anymore

By David Stanton, Wenqing Zhao | Lawfare Online |

US President Donald Trump (Photo: AFP/File

President Trump announced on Monday that his administration will begin imposing new tariffs against $200 billion in Chinese imports next week. Starting on Sept. 24, the government will subject those imports to 10 percent tariffs; that tariff rate will jump to 25 percent on Jan. 1.

Trump also announced that, should the Chinese government take “retaliatory action,” he would immediately move to initiate a final wave of tariffs against an additional $267 billion in Chinese imports. That “third phase” of tariffs, combined with the $200 billion and $50 billion tariffs that the United States has already imposed on China, would extend President Trump’s tariffs to cover all Chinese imports to the United States.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.