Trump Proposes $100B More in Tariffs on Chinese Goods

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President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consider placing $100 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese goods.

“In light of China’s unfair retaliation, I have instructed the USTR to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be appropriate under section 301,” Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

“If so, to identify the products upon which to impose such tariffs,” the president said.

Lighthizer called Trump’s action “an appropriate response to China’s recent threat of new tariffs.”

“The president is right to ask for additional appropriate action to obtain the elimination of the unfair acts, policies, and practices identified in …

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