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.

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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.

Richard Santa, RAVT
Author: Richard Santa, RAVT
Editor
Journalist from the University of Antioquia (2010), with experience in technology and economics. Editor of the magazines TVyVideo + Radio and AVI Latin America. Academic Coordinator of TecnoTelevisión & Radio.

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