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China says agreed with U.S. to keep talking over trade war

China says agreed with U.S. to keep talking over trade war

"We're gonna take the highest year, the biggest purchase that China has ever made with our farmers, which is about $15 billion", Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday, "and do something reciprocal to our farmers so our farmers can do well, they'll be planting, they'll be able to sell for less and make the same kind of money until such a time as it's all straightened out". Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

On Monday, the United States and China both announced plans to raise tariffs on billions of dollars worth of products from each other's countries after the United States accused China of reneging on provisions it agreed to in ongoing trade negotiations.

Earlier this week the Trump administration slapped an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods. Today, many products are nearly entirely made in China or assembled there, such as iPhones, and then exported to the U.S. Often, there are few alternatives for American consumers eager to buy non-Chinese goods.

Trump might meet his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, during next month's meeting of the Group of 20 major economies in Osaka, Japan, his economic adviser said on Sunday.

The new tariffs are likely to hurt exporters on both sides, as well as European and Asian companies that trade between the United States and China or supply components and raw materials to their manufacturers.

Beijing will impose tariffs ranging from 5 per cent to 25 per cent on a number of American goods, according to a statement by the Tariff Policy Commission of the State Council - China's cabinet.

Tariffs will be imposed on 5,140 U.S. products with an annual value of about $60bn (£46bn) from 1 June, the Chinese finance ministry said on Monday.

The president started raising tariffs last July over complaints China steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology and unfairly subsidizes Chinese businesses that are striving to become global leaders in robotics and other technology.

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But the administration has refused to bend and remove the tariffs unless Canada and Mexico agree to other trade restraints with new investment in domestic steel mills and aluminium smelters one of the benefits of Trump's trade wars the president is most eager to tout.

The two countries have given themselves some breathing room: The higher Chinese tariffs don't kick in for 2 1/2 weeks. The yellow portion represents the next escalation of tariffs that President Trump announced a week ago. For various reasons (stronger US growth boosting the dollar, both of which increase net imports), the USA trade deficit is likely to grow over the next year.

Importers pay these applicable charges at the point of entry to the customs agency of the country or entity that is imposing them. "Therefore, China should not retaliate-will only get worse!"

'Their [sic] is no reason for the U.S. Consumer to pay the Tariffs, which take effect on China today, ' he wrote.

Trump's series of tweets about the tariffs Tuesday included a mention of US farmers.

"Hopefully China will do us the honor of continuing to buy our great farm product, the best, but if not your Country will be making up the difference based on a very high China buy", he said.

The flags of China, US and the Chinese Communist Party are displayed in a flag stall at the Yiwu Wholesale Market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China, May 10, 2019. And our government is very happy because we're taking in tens of billions of dollars.