Recycling Industry Responds to China Tariffs on Paper, Plastics

Workers transfer Lithium-ion batteries in a factory in Taizhou in east China's Jiangsu province

Workers transfer Lithium-ion batteries in a factory in Taizhou in east China's Jiangsu province

"This second tranche of additional tariffs under Section 301 follows the first tranche of tariffs on approximately $34 billion of imports from China, which went into effect on July 6".

"I am opposed to President Trump's imposition of tariffs on Chinese goods", said Bill Jones, the Washington Bureau Chief of Executive Intelligence Review magazine, in an exclusive interview via e-mail with China.org.cn on Tuesday.

Washington has so far lined up an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports and last week Trump said he could raise tariffs on those products to 25 percent instead of the previously touted 10 percent.

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"Today's trade data don't show any significant impact from the first round of USA tariffs", said Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics in a report.

In a statement Wednesday, the Chinese Commerce Ministry charged the United States has "once again put domestic law above worldwide law by imposing "very unreasonable" new tariffs on Chinese goods". The list covers items ranging from coal, medical instruments, waste products, to cars and buses.

Should the USA proceed with those tariffs, China is ready to slap duties on an additional US$60 billion of American goods. China now appears willing to discuss changes to its strategic plan, Made in China 2025, which the Trump administration has identified as a long-term threat to big USA industries like aircraft manufacturing, semiconductors and pharmaceuticals. The tariffs will be activated on August 23, the ministry said, the same day that the USA plans to begin collecting 25%extra in tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese goods.

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USTR is conducting a public comment period for those tariffs, which could reach 25 percent, due to end September 5. That announcement came from office of the U.S. Trade Representative yesterday.

"We expect export growth to cool in the coming months, though this will primarily reflect softer global growth rather than USA tariffs", said Evans-Pritchard.

China's exports grew faster than expected, while imports surged, showing both domestic and global demand have so far been able to shrug off the uncertainty of the trade conflict. The U.S. charges will take effect on August 23. That's soon enough to be used by Trump as a rallying argument, but late enough so that adverse effects will not occur before January 2019. China says, "Any unilateral threat or blackmail will only lead to intensification of conflicts and damage to the interests of all parties". "Fuel imports rose 14 percent on year at 2.67 million tonnes". China's domestic market is big enough for producers to engage in fair competition, make more profits and further expand their businesses, and for worldwide investors to invest and enjoy rich returns.

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