Proposed tariffs for Chinese imports at least a month away

The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on consumers, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

Washington this month hiked existing tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25% from 10%, prompting Beijing to retaliate with its own levies on U.S. imports, as talks to end a 10-month trade war between the world’s two largest economies stalled. U.S. President Donald Trump, who has embraced protectionism as part of an ‘America First’ agenda aimed at rebalancing global trade, has threatened to slap tariffs of up to 25% on an additional list of Chinese imports worth about $300 billion.

‘There won’t be any decision probably for another 30 to 45 days,’ Mnuchin said in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee.”