Friday, August 12, 2022

President Trump defends a halt to trade with China after a new tariff


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

US President Trump said Saturday that things are going well with China, insisting that US consumers do not bear the burden of import duties, although the economists say citizens will pay the bill.

“Things are going very well with China, they are paying us tens of billions of dollars and allowing them to devalue the currency as well as sacrificing huge amounts of cash to keep the work going,” President Trump wrote on Twitter, “so far consumers have not borne any burdens and there is no inflation. “He added.

President Trump abruptly decided on Thursday to impose a 10 percent tariff on imports from China worth 300 billion dollars, which shocked the financial markets after a month-long trade truce.

A study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research in March showed that the US consumer bears all the cost of the fees imposed in 2018.

Read also: Tariffs on Chinese goods will cause a possible blow for Apple

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