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US NewsTariffs go into effect as US, China promise more trade negotiations ahead

09:05  10 may  2019
09:05  10 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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US and Chinese negotiators continue trade talks in Washington from Wednesday, April 3 to Friday, April 5, a week after holding negotiations in Beijing. China extends the suspension of additional tariffs on US autos and auto parts, which were set to go back into force on April 1, 2019.

The United States and China were nearing a trade deal that would lift tariffs , open the China has said it is prepared to retaliate should those tariffs go into effect . “ We were getting very close to “It’s highly frustrating, particularly in the agricultural sector, to be collateral damage as we try to achieve

Tariffs go into effect as US, China promise more trade negotiations ahead © AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Chinese Vice Premier Liu He leaves the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington, Thursday, May 9, 2019, during trade talks between the United States and China. The stock market dipped for the fourth day at closing in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on China and as negotiators had another round of trade negotiations in Washington.

The tariffs officially kicked in at 12:01 a.m. Friday, but the U.S. said talks will continue in the morning.

"This evening, Ambassador [Robert] Lightizer and [Treasury] Secretary [Steven] Mnuchin met with President Trump to discuss the ongoing trade negotiations with China," White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said late Thursday. "The Ambassador and Secretary then had a working dinner with Vice Premier Liu He, and agreed to continue discussions tomorrow morning at USTR."

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Trump Increases China Tariffs as Trade Deal Hangs in the Balance WASHINGTON — President Trump escalated his trade war with China on Friday morning, raising tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and taking steps to tax nearly all of China’s imports as punishment for what he said was Beijing’s attempt to “renegotiate” a trade deal. Mr. Trump’s decision to proceed with the tariff increase came after a pivotal round of trade talks in Washington on Thursday night failed to produce an agreement to forestall the higher levies. The White House said talks would resume again on Friday but it remains uncertain whether the two sides can bridge the differences that have arisen over the past week.

Soon after the tariffs went into effect , China issued a 36,000-word white paper accusing the US of “economic hegemony” that threatens the global multilateral trading Some observers argue the president is using the threat of tariffs to force China into negotiations , and that a deal can be done.

in trade negotiations , the United States and China went ahead with their latest tariff increases on each other's goods Sunday, potentially raising prices Americans Trump has insisted that China itself pays the tariffs . But in fact, economic research has concluded that the costs of the duties fall on U . S

China's Ministry of Commerce followed, two minutes after midnight Eastern time, with a statement, saying, "China deeply regrets that it will have to take necessary countermeasures."

Trump's top trade negotiators, Lighthizer and Mnuchin, met with their Chinese counterparts for a meeting and working dinner that kicked off at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Initially, a 100-person team from China was expected to travel to the nation's capital on Wednesday, but the Chinese were shaken by Trump's tweets and the talks were delayed by a day.

Administration officials were cautious about characterizing the meetings as the high stakes negotiations are still underway, but they are expected to meet again on Friday morning to continue discussions.

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US - China trade war: Beijing vows to retaliate as tariffs raised – Business live. Read more . The increased tariffs apply only to goods leaving China after Friday’s deadline and will go into effect only once shipments reach the US , which could take two or three weeks, leaving room still for negotiations .

The tariffs taking effect today cover more than 0 billion worth of Chinese imports, but other products were spared - at least for now. HORSLEY: Right. President Trump first announced these tariffs about a month ago out of frustration with the slow pace of trade talks with China .

The meeting comes on the heels of the president unexpectedly announcing plans to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods -- ranging from textiles to chemicals -- from 10% to 25%.

China's Commerce Ministry said Wednesday that Beijing will retaliate if the U.S. actually imposes the tariffs.

"The escalation of trade friction is not in the interests of the people of the two countries and the people of the world," the ministry said. "The Chinese side deeply regrets that if the US tariff measures are implemented, China will have to take necessary countermeasures."

At a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida, the president accused the Chinese of "cheating our workers and stealing their jobs."

He added, "So they are flying in the vice premier tomorrow is flying in, good man. But they broke the deal, they can't do that."

On Thursday, the president told reporters that the United States and China were once "very close to a deal," and then the Chinese began to "re-negotiate."

Despite the renewed trade war, the president said he has been in touch with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

"Well, he just wrote me a beautiful letter. I just received it," Trump said. "And I’ll probably speak to him by phone."

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