China on Friday vowed to fight back against US President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to slap 10% tariffs on the remaining US$300 billion in Chinese imports, a move that ended a month-long trade truce.
President Donald Trump has indicated that he is willing to slap tariffs on every Chinese goods imported to the U.S. should the need arise.I'm ready to go to 500, the president told CNBC's Joe Kernen in a Squawk Box interview aired Friday.
The United States launched five separate World Trade Organization dispute actions on Monday challenging retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey following U.S. duties on steel and aluminum. The retaliatory tariffs on up to a combined US$28.5 billion worth of U.S. exports are illegal under WTO rules, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement.
China's economy grew at an annual pace of 6.8% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to official data, beating forecasts for the period. The growth figures for January to March were also above Beijing's 2018 annual growth target of around 6.5%
China will allow full foreign ownership of car firms by 2022 in a move that could open up the world's biggest car market. The plans will change rules that require global carmakers to work through state-owned partners. The US says this forces them to share technology with potential competitors.
Argentine Minister for Industry, Debora Giorgi will meet in coming hours with Brazilian Ambassador, Enio Cordeiro, to schedule a series of meetings to address trade disputes between the two neighbouring countries and main Mercosur associates.