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  President Trump makes good on his threat to target an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports with tariffs, ramping up the trade war
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AuthorDavid J. Lynch and Danielle Paquette
News DateWednesday, July 11, 2018 01:25:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionPresident Trump escalated his trade war with China Tuesday, identifying an added $200 billion in Chinese products that he intends to hit with import tariffs.

The move makes good on the president’s threat to respond to China’s retaliation for the initial U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods, which went into effect on Friday, and would eventually place nearly half of all Chinese imports under tariffs.

Trump’s latest action will hit consumer products such as televisions, clothing, bedsheets and air conditioners, which were spared from the first import levies on Friday. But the new tariffs will not be imposed until the end of a two-month public comment period.
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