China says USA must show 'sincerity' for trade talks to continue

Plans to target the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker over security concerns had been on the table for months and included possibly subjecting Huawei to economic sanctions

While to the north, Canada on July 1 imposed tariffs on $12.6 billion worth of USA goods, including steel, aluminum, coffee, ketchup and bourbon whiskey in retaliation for United States tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

President Donald Trump is delivering another $16 billion in aid to farmers hurt by his trade policies, an effort to relieve the economic pain among his supporters in rural America.

The latest bailout comes atop $11 billion in aid Trump provided farmers past year.

The Fed researchers projected the amount of the added tax produced by the tariffs, then they added what they called "deadweight losses", which occur when companies shift to another less efficient country as a source for imports. "Tariff revenue collected has been borne nearly entirely by USA importers". Best Buy dropped 5% on Thursday after warning it may have to raise prices because of the trade war.

Furthermore, the tariffs and rising protectionist tendencies have prompted many American companies to change their supply chain strategies, the survey revealed.

Joly is just the latest US executive to warn about the potential for rising prices in a trade war.

There is one thing similar in the tariffs imposed by the USA on Canada, Mexico, and China, and that is the fact that they are used as an excuse for Washington's domestic problems, according to Wolff.

Co-written by International Monetary Fund chief economist Gita Gopinath, the paper says a trade war that escalates with all the threatened tariffs will subtract about a third of a percentage point of from global gross domestic product, "with half stemming from business and market confidence effects".

Stocks are sinking sharply in morning trading on Wall Street as investors' worries about the U.S.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the dispute over Huawei could deepen. The Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 400 points in mid-day trading.

The S&P 500 slumped more than 1%, while the Nasdaq lost 1.5%.

Energy stocks led the way lower after the price of benchmark US oil sank more than 5% to drop below $59 per barrel. "More import restrictions would also make tradable consumer goods less affordable, harming low-income households disproportionately".

"President Trump knew farmers would bear the brunt of the lack of a trade deal with China", the agriculture secretary said on the call. "Our door is still open", China's ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai said on Fox News. Huawei says it can ensure a steady components supply chain without U.S. help.

Gao said Beijing would take steps necessary to safeguard Chinese firms' interests.

Perdue said that the farmer aid will be paid for by an equivalent amount the U.S. expects to pull in through tariffs.

Speaking Wednesday at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Kyrgyzstan, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said representatives of the eight-nation grouping had expressed "broad support" for China's position. But he added that Beijing would not accept any unequal agreements. He said Beijing will match "extreme pressure" from the US with its own measures.

The U.S. and China have been raising tariffs on each others' goods since summer 2018.

Similar to the aid package announced previous year, farmers can apply for direct payments for crops impacted by the tariffs and USDA will buy surplus products like milk and meat to distribute to food banks around the country.

They include semiconductors and other critical inputs needed by fledgling Chinese tech industries.

According to a separate report Thursday from researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, the U.S.'s 15 percentage-point increase in tariffs will result in an annual cost of $831 per American household, about double the bill on Trump's 2018 tariffs.

People walk by Chinese-made surveillance cameras installed along a street in Beijing, Thursday, May 23, 2019.



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