Response pledged if USA levies new tariffs

Response pledged if USA levies new tariffs

The President believes that the easiest way to mitigate this is to manufacture products in the US. And on September 7, he said he's ready to hit another $267 billion worth of Chinese imports with tariffs, with his underlings preparing the necessary paperwork. "That totally changes the equation".

Stocks dipped after the comments, with the S&P500 off 0.2 percent.

Trump has already imposed 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, mostly industrial machinery and intermediate electronics parts, including semiconductors.

"Second, because all tariffs ultimately show up as a tax on USA consumers, they will increase the cost of Apple products that our customers have come to rely on in their daily lives", the company said in the letter.

It's not clear why the president cited the specific figure he used.

Apple has not responded to requests for comment. "More broadly, tariffs will lead to higher US consumer prices, lower overall USA economic growth, and other unintended economic consequences".

That would take the total goods targeted to $250 billion of the $500 billion imported each year. The U.S. Trade Representative's office received almost 6,000 comments during the public comment period on the proposed levies, which ended Thursday night. Many products purchased by consumers, such as refrigerators, spark plugs and furniture, are among the potential targets.

Kudlow's comments indicated the United States is looking for a deal with China to end the trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

"Soybean farmers are not real happy about the tariffs but recognize the need to do something about China".

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Specifically, Kudlow said, the United States was seeking "zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, zero subsidies, stop the IP theft, stop the technology transfer, allow Americans to own their own companies".

Meanwhile, Chinese state media have been pushing propaganda that Trump's trade war is aimed at containing China's rise.

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"China is moving lower in their economy".

White House Economic advisor Larry Kudlow told CNBC that talks between the USA and China were ongoing. "We're the hottest place in the world".

Levying duties on all Chinese purchases would hit "every aspect of our American lifestyle - so the clothes that we put on our back, the food that we eat, the cars that we drive, the shoes that we wear", Hun Quach, vice president of global trade for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, said by phone. Chinese diplomats complain that the Trump administration lacks a single negotiator empowered to make a deal and is vague about its objectives. "We want lower (trade) barriers across the board", Kudlow said.

As the president readies additional anti-China trade barriers, some economists worry about the economic toll.

The U.S.'s ability to continue to dominate telecommunications technology, including the upcoming fifth-generation phone networks, will be hampered by the levy on imports from China. The company said on its website that it spent over $50 billion for goods purchased from USA suppliers past year.

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