mandag 27. mai 2019

Donald Trump warns China tariffs could rise ‘very substantially’ as US isn’t ready for deal to end trade war

US President Donald Trump warned on Monday that US tariffs on China may still rise “very substantially,” as he said Washington was not yet ready for a trade deal with Beijing. During a state visit to Japan, the US leader claimed that Beijing was more eager for a trade agreement to end its tariff war with Washington, which escalated in recent weeks when the Trump administration claimed Beijing had reneged on key commitments in a draft trade agreement.

“We’re not ready to make a deal. We’re taking in tens of billions of dollars in tariffs, and that number could go up very, very substantially, very easily,” Trump told a news conference, flanked by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.