Trade War Escalation: Trump Wants $100 Billion In Tariffs Against China

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Posted: Apr 05, 2018 8:02 PM
Trade War Escalation: Trump Wants $100 Billion In Tariffs Against China

Well, if you have time and want to watch how the market performs tomorrow, don’t. It could be brutal. President Donald Trump is proposing $100 billion in tariffs. China has responded to this speculation by issuing $50 billion in tariffs of their own on 106 products from the U.S. A date for when these proposed tariffs on American goods are not known (via AP):

President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping $100 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese goods.

The move comes a day after China issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans and small aircraft for possible tariff hikes in an escalating and potentially damaging dispute.

The White House says Trump has instructed the Office of the United States Trade Representative to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be appropriate under section 301 and, if so, to identify which products they should apply to.

Expect a brutal market day.