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Trump launches new tariffs on China for wool, produce and baseball gloves

Posted: 7:07 PM, Jul 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-11 00:07:33Z
Trump launches new tariffs on China for wool, produce and baseball gloves

The Trump administration is readying another round of tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion.

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday released a list of additional goods that could face 10% tariffs after a public comment period. It includes seafood, fruit and vegetables, yarn, wool, rain jackets and baseball gloves.

The move comes after the United States imposed tariffs on Chinese goods worth $34 billion last Friday. Beijing immediately responded with its own tariffs on US goods worth $34 billion.

Tuesday's action makes good on a threat President Donald Trump made last month, when he directed Lighthizer to identify $200 billion in Chinese goods for tariffs if China retaliated against US penalties meant to punish China for intellectual property theft.