International. Following the announcement by US President Donald Trump to increase tariffs of US $ 200 billion in products from China and threaten to impose more, it was learned that telecommunications equipment is one of the most affected items.
High-level negotiations between representatives of China and the United States ended the May 10 without result, but without a break in them, for which the United States announced an increase in tariffs between the 10% and the 25%.
The United States said Beijing had three or four more weeks to reach an agreement before the Trump administration would enact additional tariffs on US $ 325 billion Chinese imports that are not currently covered by punitive rights, according to two people familiar with the conversations.
The 10 main items in the US imports from China that face tariff increases from 10% to 25% are the following:
- Telecommunications equipment
- Computer circuit boards
- Processing units
- Metal furniture (not seats)
- Parts of computers
- Wooden furniture
- Static converters
- Vinyl tile floor coverings
- Seats with wooden frame
- Parts of cars
For its part, China has responded to the United States by announcing that it will impose reciprocal measures that will go from 5% to 25% and apply over 5 a thousand products and reach US $ 60.000 million. China's measure will take effect from the June 1.