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Reading The China Tariff Tea Leaves

Law360 (July 5, 2018, 3:00 PM EDT) -- In April, the Trump administration proposed a 25 percent tariff on hundreds of imported Chinese products worth approximately $50 billion, in a measure aimed at addressing China’s perceived unfair trade practices. On June 15, 2018, the U.S. made this tariff a reality, immediately sparking retaliation from Beijing.

Three days later, President Donald Trump escalated the rhetoric, indicating that the administration was prepared to impose tariffs on another $200 billion worth of Chinese imports if China chose to retaliate rather than address its practices. All in all,...
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