US Tariffs Go Into Effect On Chinese Goods At Midnight

Relations have soured between US President Donald Trump’s administration and that of Chinese President Xi Jinping since they met in Beijing last year sparking fears of an all-out trade war

Trade wars can draw blood in several ways.

The first round of tariffs today could shave 0.15 percentage point and 0.1 percentage point off the Chinese and United States gross domestic product, respectively, Rabobank said in a recent report.

China's prime minister warned on Friday that there can be no winners in a trade war, hours after new United States tariffs on Chinese goods kicked in with Beijing retaliating immediately. They were largely a relic of 19th and early 20th centuries that most experts viewed as mutually harmful to all nations involved.

Trump enraged such US allies as Canada, Mexico and the European Union this spring by slapping tariffs on their steel and aluminum shipments to the United States. The Chinese will respond with tariffs on an equivalent value of US products such as soybeans, seafood and crude oil.

The World Trade Organization says uncertainty about a possible trade war is already dragging down the world economy. Chinese state media said Friday that China had implemented tariffs on $34 billion worth of items imported from the U.S.in response.

The influential US Chamber of Commerce, with headquarters just steps from the White House, urged Trump this week to reconsider his actions, saying the counter-tariffs now affected $75 billion in American exports and endangered US jobs.

It's not uncommon for countries - even close allies - to fight over trade in specific products.

But others are much broader and more likely to hit a wide range of consumers, such as US tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum. So far, neither side has shown any sign of bending.

When your entire economy is heavily dependent on trade, an overall slowdown in global commerce caused by tit-for-tat import taxes provokes fear and undermines confidence. When a government or economic bloc (such as the EU) imposes a tariff on a particular product, importers pay the levy as a percentage of the total value of the product to the customs agency of that country, at the point of entry. Proceeds go to the Treasury.

U.S. officials are using section 301 of the United States trade act to justify the 25-percent tariffs.

Economists have for months warned of the potential damage to the USA and global economies from aggressive trade policies and protectionism, which would raise prices and upend global supply chains. Recession risks have also been rising simply because of the length of time the U.S. economy has experienced economic expansion.

On Thursday, Trump said higher tariffs on an additional $16 billion in Chinese goods were set to take effect in two weeks.

Trump has complained about the 270 percent duty that Canada imposes on dairy products.

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Automakers could endure pain, too, once China applies higher tariffs to vehicles from the United States.

Two things: Raise government revenue and protect domestic industries from foreign competition. BMW rose 5.4 percent and Daimler was up 4.5 percent. The tariffs on the European Union went into force on June 1.

In the fiscal year that ended last September 30, the US government collected $34.6 billion in customs duties and fees.

Washington increased tariffs at 12:01 a.m.

But the list was pared down to 818 product categories worth more than $32 billion after USA companies requested exemptions for key imports. "We'll suffer in the short term but the long term effects of fair trade will be positive for American agriculture and American industry".

The factory also made flags for the campaigns of both Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016. But it is expected to quickly retaliate with a similar amount of tariffs on American goods, including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.

"China will never fire the first shot", Gao said.

He hastened to add, though, that this signal should come in the form of a renewed commitment to free trade, not a blunt warning to Trump.

In meetings in Brussels, Berlin and Beijing, senior Chinese officials, including vice-premier Liu He and top diplomat Wang Yi, have proposed an alliance between the two economic powers and offered to open more of the Chinese market in a gesture of goodwill.

The steep tariffs have been accompanied by hostile rhetoric. The tariffs drive up the cost of imports.

Substantial they may be, but the average USA consumer will likely not see these impacts directly for a little while. That's good for those producers - but bad for nearly everyone else.

Oil prices were supported as larger-than-expected fall in US stockpiles data from the American Petroleum Institute confounded worries about supply shortage. Their foreign rivals can buy steel more cheaply and offer their products at lower prices.

"From here, you've got to be really on your game and really talking to the marketing people that you're working with, make sure you're fully informed of what's going to happen", Wilson said. But they would recognize the companies that use them.

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