USTR to accept public comment period before raising tariffs on $250 bln in Chinese imports
WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Trade
Representative's office on Friday said it would hold a public
comment period before raising tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese
imports on Oct. 1 from 25% to 30% after China announced what the
U.S. considers "unjustified tariffs."
It said 10% tariffs on about $300 billion worth of
additional Chinese-made consumer goods would be increased to
15%, effective on the already scheduled dates for tariff
increases on these imports.
China on Friday said it would impose retaliatory tariffs on
$75 billion of U.S. goods, targeting crude oil for the first
time and renewing punitive duties on American-made autos. That
came after U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled plans to impose
the 10% tariffs on products such as cellphones, toys, and
clothing on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15.
(Reporting by David Lawder and David Shepardson, Writing by
Andrea Shalal, Editing by Chris Reese)
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