China hits back in trade spat, hikes tariffs on numerous US goods

Beijing: China has announced a list of US goods including pork and aluminium pipe it says may be hit by higher tariffs in response to President Donald Trump’s higher import duties on steel and aluminium.

The Commerce Ministry today called on Washington to reach a negotiated settlement of the dispute “as soon as possible” but gave no deadline.

It said China last year bought about USD 3 billion worth of the goods affected by the proposed higher tariffs.

The ministry criticised Trump’s action as a violation of global trading principles. (AP)

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