A little more than a week after President Donald Trump's administration announced plans to delay and retool tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, Beijing fired a new shot in an ongoing trade war between the world's two largest economies.
The White House and U.S. Trade Representative's office did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment on China's latest tariffs.
Mr. Trump's tariff announcement came after financial markets had closed for the day.
While Beijing worked for three weeks on its multi-tiered tariff response, Trump's promised retaliation - which came in a signature tweetstorm - was announced in less than 10 hours.
Noting that the U.S. business community had, for many years, highlighted the lack of progress in addressing China's "unfair trade practices", he said the Chamber had invested efforts in resolving these challenges through negotiation and encouraging tough action by the government.
Trade talks between the United States and China are tentatively set to resume next month in Washington.
The White House will raise existing duties on $250 billion in Chinese products to 30% from 25% on October 1, the president tweeted.
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Among U.S. goods targeted by Beijing's latest tariffs were as soybeans, which will be hit with an extra 5% tariff starting September 1. "But we get along very well", Trump said.
China's Commerce Ministry said it will hit American frozen lobster, frozen chicken feet, peanut butter and 914 other goods with new 10% punitive tariffs starting Sept 1.
Chang went on, "What's also happened is, because of President Trump's tariffs, companies have been looking at the uncertainty of what's occurring, and companies can't price in that uncertainty, so they've made a decision to diversify, and we're [talking about] some pretty big companies".
"It is unclear as things stand whether the U.S".
The Chinese ministry said the US had continuously escalated Sino-US economic and trade frictions, harming the interests of both countries as well as other global market, and threatening multilateral trading systems and free trade.
It will also re-impose a suspended 25 percent duty on United States auto imports. "We have billions of dollars coming into our treasury from China". The president also tweeted that he would increase the rate on an additional $300 billion of Chinese goods that have yet to go under tariff from 10 percent to 15 percent. Congressional lawmakers did vote earlier this year to disapprove of Trump's declared emergency along the U.S. -Mexico border, only to see Trump veto the resolution.