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June 19, 2018 | Market Watch

Trump Threatens Additional $200B in Tariffs

President announced plans for more tariffs on Chinese imports

Trump Threatens Additional $200B in Tariffs

President Donald Trump sharply escalated trade tensions with China late Monday, announcing plans for an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports, and threatening another $200 billion in tariffs on top of that, reports Market Watch.

In a statement, Trump said he has ordered the U.S. Trade Representative to identify $200 billion in Chinese goods that will face additional 10% tariffs.

The new tariffs are a tit-for-tat measure in response to China's retaliatory tariffs announced after the $50 billion in tariffs that the U.S. put into effect Friday.

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