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From August 23, Washington taxes a total of $ 50 billion in Chinese goods

The United States will apply from August 23 tariffs of 25% on a total of 50 billion dollars of Chinese products, announced Tuesday the US representative for trade.

Washington already applied these additional tariffs since July 6 on $ 34 billion of Chinese imports. Now $ 16 billion worth of products are targeted.

Some 279 products are concerned, said the ministry, in a statement, claiming to respond to "unfair trade practices of China, such as forced transfers of technology and intellectual property rights."

A list will be published in the official journal soon, the statement said.

Source: AFP

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