On July 10, 2018 (local time), the US government, regardless of China’s solemn protest and strong opposition, announced to impose an additional 10% tariff on the US$200 billion of goods and commodity imports from China. On August 1, the US Trade Representative Lighthizer made a statement that the US planned to increase the tariff from 10% to 25% on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods and commodities. The US’ measures are indiscriminately violating the relevant rules and international obligations of the WTO, which has further infringed the legitimate rights and interests of China according to the rules of the WTO, and seriously threatened 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 25%-5% tariff on US$60 billion worth of goods and commodity imports from the US, targeting 5,207 tariff lines (see attachment).
The ultimate measures and valid time will be announced separately.
Ministry of Commerce
August 3, 2018
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