WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said it would proceed with plans to impose a series of punitive trade-related measures on China in the next month, intensifying pressure on Beijing as trade talks between the countries continue.
The White House said it had 25 percent tariffs on $ 50 billion of imported Chinese goods, and that it was suspended by Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary and other officials
The administration has previously announced a list of goods that would be subject to tariffs, including flat-screen TVs and medical devices. It is a series of hearings on the tariffs, giving the public a chance to influence the final list. The White House said that it would move forward.
The White House said the Trump administration would also move forward
Those restrictions will be announced by June 30 and adopted soon After that, the administration said, adding that the United States would continue to pursue a trade case. "
Trade talks between the two countries will continue, the statement said , and the United States has asked to remove "all of its many trade barriers"
The White House has been sent to China on June 2 to continue the trade negotiations , The American negotiators had previously identified. President Trump says he has not been satisfied with the negotiations, and that they have a "long way to go."
Mr. Trump has often talked about challenging what he has described as China's unfair trade practices, but his advisers are deeply divided on the best course for doing so. Someone who like Mr. Mnuchin, have focused on a potential compromise deal that would require China to buy huge amounts of American products while still forestalling the possibility of a trade.
Other advisers have pushed for tough action, demanding that China make American companies equal access to the Chinese market. Those requests in particular have provoked a backlash from China, which has $ 50 billion in American goods.
ZTE has been hit with tough sanctions by the United States, and its fate has become a bargaining chip in talks with President Xi Jinping of China directly appeals to Mr. Trump for help.