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Published: Sunday, September 01, 2019 @ 10:37 PM
— Overshadowed by a massive hurricane threatening the Atlantic seaboard and the aftermath of another mass shooting in Texas, new tariffs from the U.S. went into effect on thousands of items imported from China on Sunday, as the President made clear he's not backing away from his actions which have helped spur a trade spat with the Chinese.
"We'll see what happens," the President told reporters on Sunday as he returned from two nights at Camp David.
"We are talking to China. The meeting is still on, as you know, in September. That hasn’t changed. They haven’t changed and we haven’t," Mr. Trump added.
SEPTEMBER 1: Over $110 billion in Chinese imports to the U.S. are now under tariffs, while China has retaliated with tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. goods.— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) September 1, 2019
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Not only are these new tariffs going into effect at 15 percent, instead of 10 percent, but a second round of tariffs slated for later this year still hang over any negotiations, which would go from 25 to 30 percent.
Latest Trump tariffs could hit consumers with higher prices Merry Christmas? By December 15, “Trump’s trade war will have raised the average tariff on Chinese imports from 3.1% in 2017, before hostilities began to 24.3%.” Throw in yearend $ funding for fun https://t.co/XSq0nk56fc— Danielle DiMartino (@DiMartinoBooth) September 1, 2019