Trump says he would impose additional tariffs on China

In this file photo taken on July 10, 2013, a staff member adjusts a US flag before the opening session of the US and China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the US Department of State in Washington. ― AFP pic
In this file photo taken on July 10, 2013, a staff member adjusts a US flag before the opening session of the US and Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the US Department of State in Washington. ― AFP pic

WASHINGTON, June 26 — US President Donald Trump said today he would impose additional tariffs on China if he did not reach a trade deal with leader Xi Jinping.

“I would do additional tariffs, very substantial additional tariffs, if that doesn’t work, if we don’t make a deal,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business Network.

He left open the possibility that the two leaders could make a deal to avert further tariffs at the G20 summit in Japan this weekend.

China and the United States have been embroiled in trade tensions marked by tit-for-tat tariffs but talks between the two countries broke down in May. Trump said in the interview China knows what the United States needs to have for a trade deal to go through.



Trump said if Washington was unable to reach a trade deal with Beijing, his plan was to reduce business with China. Asked about companies relocating production from China to , he said treated the United States even worse than China. — Reuters

Source: The Malay Mail Online





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