The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, has said that if the EU was not exempted, it would set retaliatory tariffs of 25 percent on a range of US products, whose annual imports to the bloc are worth 2.8 billion euros ($3.45 billion).
Meanwhile, China's Premier Li Keqiang said yesterday that there will be no victor from any trade war between China and the United States, and that he hopes both sides can remain "calm". Kequiang, who was recently voted into office for a second five-year term by China's parliament, said there would be no victor if a trade war breaks out between China and the United States.
Li's comments followed reports late Monday in Washington that the White House plans to impose tariffs worth as much as US$60 billion on Chinese products as one outcome of an investigation by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, extracting recompense for theft of intellectual property and investment policies that make technology transfer a precondition for doing business in China. "But we don't see any specific procedures for doing so", said Clement Leung, Hong Kong commissioner for economic and trade affairs. And he also vowed stronger protection for foreign companies' intellectual property.
Trump Said, "We're going to cut down the deficits one way or the other, we have a deficit with China of at least five hundred billion dollars and when you add an intellectual property, it's much higher than that, that's a year".
"The Chinese economy has deeply integrated into the global economy, closing our doors would mean blocking our own way", he said.
"If we want to negotiate something, we need more time", said Gabriel Felbermayr, director of Ifo Center for International Economics in Munich.
Li held back from making counter-threats even as the rumblings from Washington again ratchet up the likelihood of a full-scale trade war.
"This would have a moderate impact on growth in both the US and China", it said.
While China has stepped up its rhetoric, it is far from clear that Beijing is ready to take the next step and move to an economic confrontation that would pit the world's two leading economic powers against each other.
Just two days before tariffs on foreign-made steel and aluminum are scheduled to take effect, the Trump administration has yet to make public its plans for how the import levies will work in practice - creating confusion for its closest allies.
Eurofer estimates up to 13 million tonnes of steel that would have gone to the United States could be redirected due to Trump's tariffs, and says most of it could head to European Union markets.
Congressional leaders are putting the final touches on a $1.3 trillion spending bill that will pass Congress in the coming days. Ryan said the investigation should be allowed to continue out of respect to the rule of law - and said he's "confident" Mr.
BOSSES will meet this week to review the official match report on Belgium and Spain's controversial Rugby World Cup qualifier . The Spanish Rugby Federation said on Sunday that they had lodged a formal complaint to Rugby Europe and World Rugby .
Putin will now face a raft of challenges, from a stagnant economy to managing foreign entanglements in Syria and Ukraine. Zyuganov called the result "brilliant" and said Grudinin was a "candidate flawless for the post of prime-minister".
A South Korean delegation will travel to the North Korean capital later this week to inspect the locations for the historic event. The Pentagon said the North Korean military had been notified about the schedule for the drills by the United Nations Command.
It didn't take long after this news bit dropped for the internet to unearth O'Day's 2013 nuance-free breakup song named "DTJ". Of course she was going to be attracted to someone like Trump Jr, who was serving as an "advisor" on the show at the time.
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And now that Toys "R" Us plans to close all its USA locations, KB Toys says it will resurrect sooner than planned. Amazon is reportedly going to buy the collapsed retailer's locations and turn them into its own facilities.
The CW has promoted Matt Ryan , who plays occult expect John Constantine , to a series regular on Legends for the fourth season. The sneak peek for his arrival is enough to excite any DC Comics fan and builds more anticipation for his animated series.
The Chattanooga plant, which will continue to make the Passat sedan and the Atlas, has excess production capacity, Dziczek said. The current Atlas is available with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 rated at 238 horsepower or a 280-hp 3.6-liter V-6.
McCain Blasts Trump for Congratulating Putin on Election Win
US President Donald Trump has congratulated Vladimir Putin on his win in Sunday's presidential election in Russian Federation . John McCain released a biting statement accusing Trump of 'congratulating dictators on winning sham elections'.
WR Allen Hurns to visit Jets on Wednesday
Quincy Enunwa, Jermaine Kearse, Robby Anderson , ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen are all returning for the Jets this season. In 2015, Hurns started 15 games while recording 64 receptions for 1,031 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Coming To The West For PS4
But now, fans in other parts of the world will have a chance to enjoy the revamped visuals and graphics of the original Yakuza 2 . The localization has also been reworked, so it's "the most faithful representation of the original Japanese", according to Sega .
I'd rather have Salah in my team than Neymar
Mohamed Salah's four-goal haul for Liverpool on Saturday saw him take the lead in the race for the European Golden Shoe . Players like Messi and Salah, they make decisions, and they decide games.
Kohl's joins retailers in opposing Trump tariffs
Leading US trade associations have written to President Donald Trump urging him to halt plans to slap tariffs on Chinese imports. The footwear companies argued that shoes already are subject to hefty tariffs.
Osaka overpowers Kasatkina to lift Paribas Open
Osaka had a nervy start, hitting unforced errors on her first three points on serve to face triple break point. She also has a better record having gone 167-75 in singles so far compared with Osaka's 149-104.