UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — President Donald Trump said on Friday he was “ordering” US companies to find an alternative to production in China and promised to respond “in the afternoon” to Beijing’s new tariffs.
“I will respond to Chinese definitions this afternoon,” Trump wrote in a series of tough tweets.
“Accordingly, we order major US companies to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing their companies home to make their products in the United States,” he said.
China announced plans to impose new tariffs on $ 75 billion in US goods, in response to additional charges Washington plans to introduce soon.
“We don’t need China, frankly, we will be better off without them,” Trump wrote, noting “the huge sums of money that China stole in the United States.”
He renewed his determination to end it.
Since the start of the US-China trade war, Washington has imposed additional tariffs on the equivalent of $ 250 billion in imported Chinese goods.
It recently deferred to December 15 an additional 10% surcharge on a variety of consumer products, including electronic goods.
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