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Announcement on Imposing Tariffs on Certain Goods Originating in the US

Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China
Announcement No. 34 of 2018

On April 3, 2018, the US government announced to impose a 25% tariff on imported products originating in China based on its unilateral findings of 301 investigation, involving approximately US$50 billion worth of Chinese exports to the US. This measure of the US clearly violates the relevant rules of the WTO, seriously violates China’s legitimate rights and interests under the rules of the WTO and threatens China’s economic interests and security.

In response to the emergency caused by the US’s violation of its international obligations and in order to safeguard China’s legitimate rights and interests, based on laws and regulations of the Foreign Trade Law of the People's Republic of China and the fundamental principles of international law, the Chinese government will impose tariffs on products such as soybeans and other agricultural products, automobiles, chemicals and airplanes originating in the US at the rate of 25%, involving about US$50 billion China’s imports from the US in 2017. (See attachment)

The ultimate measures and time of coming into effects will be announced separately.

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