International. US and Chinese officials concluded high-level trade negotiations last May 10 without an agreement, but avoiding a break in negotiations even after President Donald Trump raised tariffs of US $ 200 billion on products from China and threaten to impose more.
Trump described the two days of talks as "sincere and constructive" and said the negotiations will continue "in the future."
"Meanwhile, the United States has imposed tariffs on China, which can be eliminated or not depending on what happens with respect to future negotiations!" Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday.
The United States gave its assessment during the talks in Washington, and said that Beijing had three or four more weeks to reach an agreement before the Trump administration enacts additional tariffs on US $ 325 billion Chinese imports that are not currently covered. for punitive rights, according to two people familiar with the talks.
The 10 main items in the US imports from China that face tariff increases from 10% to 25% are the following:
- Telecommunications equipment
- Computer circuit boards
- Processing units
- Metal furniture (no seats)
- Parts of computers
- Wooden furniture
- Static converters
- Vinyl tile floor coverings
- Seats with wooden frame
- Parts of cars
China, for its part, responded to the United States by announcing that it will impose reciprocal measures ranging from 5% to 25%, over a thousand products will be applied over 5 and will reach US $ 60.000 million. China's measure will take effect from the June 1.