The trump administration is considering a broad range of import tariffs on Chinese goods,according to a Bloomberg report citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.Under the most severe scenario being considered,the u.s.government would levy tariffs on items that range from shoes and clothing to consumer electronics,the report said.The administration is also weighing clamping down on Chinese investments in the u.s.as it aims to respond to claims that Beijing is engaging in intellectual-property theft，according to the report.Concerns about a possible global trade war have been intensifying due to president Donald trump’s plan to introduce tariffs in steel and alumnium imports and due to the resignation of Gary Cohn,who had been a pro-trade white house adviser.
The Trump administration is considering clamping down on Chinese investments in the U.S.and imposing tariffs on a broad range of its imports to punish Beijing for its alleged theft of intellectual property,according to people familiar with the matter.
An announcement following an investigation by the U.S.Trade Representative’s office into China’s IP practices is expected in the coming weeks,potentially handing President Donald Trump further cause to impose trade restrictions.His announcement last week of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has already ratcheted up global trade tensions--and led to the resignation Tuesday of his chief economic adviser Gary Cohn,who opposes such measures.
“The U.S.is acting swiftly on intellectual property theft.We cannot allow this to happen as it has for many years!”Trump said in a Twitter post on Wednesday.In an earlier tweet,he said China has been asked to develop a plan to reduce their“massive trade deficit with the United States.”
“Our relationship with China has been a very good one,and we look forward to seeing what ideas they come back with,”the president stated. “We must act soon!”