"China should not have introduced new tariffs on goods from the United States worth $ 75 billion. Starting from October 1, goods and products from China with a volume of $ 250 billion, which are now taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30%," Trump wrote in Twitter
“Moreover, the remaining goods and products from China with a total value of $ 300 billion, which were supposed to be taxed at 10% from September 1, will now be taxed at 15%,” the leader of the United States added.
... unfair Trading Relationship. China should not have put new Tariffs on 75 BILLION DOLLARS of United States product (politically motivated!). Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30% ...- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
Trump's actions were in response to the decision of the PRC to introduce additional duties of 10% and 5% on the import of American goods in the amount of $ 75 billion per year.
Earlier it was reported that Trump called on American business to find an alternative to the Chinese market.