Trump threatened to impose duties on Chinese goods

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — US President Donald Trump threatened to impose additional duties on Chinese goods totaling $ 325 billion.

“Now (May 10 – Ed.) We are raising (duties) up to 25%, it will be 250 billion dollars. And there will be 325 billion and 25%. We are starting to prepare documents today,” said Trump, speaking on Thursday in White house.

Last Sunday, Trump said that on May 10, he would increase duties on a number of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%, and did not rule out the introduction of duties on other goods. After statements by the American side in the media there were concerns that the Chinese side might cancel the upcoming trade talks in Washington, but on Tuesday the Chinese Commerce Ministry reported that Vice Premier of the PRC State Council Liu He would visit the United States on May 9-10 to continue consultations despite Trump’s threats .

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