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    China to lower tariffs in publicity coup but not for USA

    BBC Today prog announced China to reduce tariffs for some nations in a smart move seen as a rebuff to US protectionism.

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    I wonder when the Walmartians will notice prices going up?

    China plans import tariff cuts as soon as October: Bloomberg

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    BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to reduce the average tariff rate on imports from most of its trading partners as soon as October, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

    In July, China cut import tariffs on almost 1,500 consumer products ranging from cosmetics to home appliances as part of efforts to open up its economy, the world’s second biggest.

    The move was in line with Beijing’s pledge to its trading partners - including the United States - that it would take measures to further increase imports.
    The Bloomberg report did not specify the countries that could enjoy lower Chinese tariffs.

    At the World Economic Forum in the northern port city of Tianjin, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that the government will continue to lower import tariffs on some goods. He did not elaborate.

    The promise to further lower import tariffs came as China and the United Stated remained locked in a bitter trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and cast uncertainty over global supply chains.

    On Tuesday, China added $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned levies on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

    The trade war has started to hit Chinese cities and provinces, especially those that depend on U.S. order books.

    While the direct economic impact of the dispute on China has so far been limited, the trade tensions could rapidly push Chinese exporters to switch away from the U.S. market, a former chief of China’s central bank said on Wednesday.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKCN1M00MU




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    As China only exports less than 20% of its goods to amerisran and imports less than 10% of its goods from ameristan, it won't be difficult for them to survive.

    https://tradingeconomics.com/china/exports-by-country


    https://tradingeconomics.com/china/imports-by-country


    Unless of course ameristan forces it's vassals to stop importing and exporting to China under threat of sanctions over "human rights" issues.
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    What is "Amerisran".... a new silly name you found on a whackjob website?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    As China only exports less than 20% of its goods to amerisran and imports less than 10% of its goods from amerisran, it won't be difficult for them to survive.

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    My spelling, please accept my apologies. Edited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    My spelling, please accept my apologies. Edited.
    Probably drinking dodgy chinky beer or something.

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    Well I'm not the only one that fears for the Walmartians....

    While President Donald Trump's previous rounds of tariffs mainly targeted industrial imports, his latest duties will directly affect consumer goods. Walmart, the world's largest retailer, has warned the administration it may be forced to raise prices as a result.


    On Monday, the Trump administration escalated its trade war with China, announcing tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The 10 percent tariffs take effect on September 24 and rise to 25 percent on January 1. As Reason's Eric Boehm noted, these new tariffs will likely mean price increases for computers, tablets, video games, vacuum cleaners, furniture, children's toys, and many other household goods sold by major retailers such as Walmart.


    More than a week before the White House announced the new tariffs, Walmart warned the administration it was a bad idea. "The immediate impact will be to raise prices on consumers and tax American business and manufacturers," the company
    wrote in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, according to CNN. "Either consumers will pay more, suppliers will receive less, retail margins will be lower, or consumers will buy fewer products or forgo purchases altogether."

    The Wall Street Journal
    reports that tariffs, including the latest round, now affect 11 percent of all U.S. imports and roughly half of the country's trade with China. "Given that Walmart was such a huge source of cheap products for low-income customers over the years, this really hurts the very people that Trump professes to help," Sucharita Kodali, a retail analyst at the research firm Forrester, told CNN. About 95 percent of U.S. consumers shopped at Walmart in 2016.

    Appearing Tuesday morning on CNBC's Squalk Box, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
    claimed that since the new tariffs are "spread over thousands and thousands of products," consumers won't "actually notice it at the end of the day." Former White House strategist Steve Bannon said today on The Economist Asks, a podcast produced by the magazine, that the tariffs mean "you may end up paying 5 percent more or 10 percent more for the junk you buy at Walmart."

    If tariffs are supposed to encourage the purchase of American-made goods, it hardly makes sense to argue that consumers will barely notice them, as Boehm
    pointed out:

    So which is it? Will consumers see higher prices and therefore behave as the Trump administration wants? Or will the tariffs have no effect on consumers, in which case they're disrupting international trade for nothing? Ross can't have it both ways.

    Walmart's letter to Lighthizer shows that it's American companies and consumers who will pay for the trade war. And with the U.S. and China going tit for tat on tariffs, it's not likely to end anytime soon.
    https://reason.com/blog/2018/09/20/w...26+Run+Blog%29

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    As China only exports less than 20%
    Shows how you are clueless with regards to basic economics. Losing that would devastate the economy.

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