Trump seeks tariffs on extra $200 bn of Chinese goods

Breaking News June 19, 2018 06:57

By Agence France-Presse

President Donald Trump unveiled plans Monday to impose 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on top of previous punitive measures over Beijing's "unacceptable" move to raise its own tariffs.

"Further action must be taken to encourage China to change its unfair practices, open its market to United States goods and accept a more balanced trade relationship with the United States," Trump said in a statement.

The US leader warned that after the new measures are in place -- on top of existing tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports -- punitive measures on another $200 billion of Chinese goods would go forward "if China increases its tariffs yet again."

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