Trump says he will announce decision on China tariffs after market close

A worker places US and China flags near the Forbidden City ahead of a visit by US President Donald Trump to Beijing, China, on Nov 8, 2017.
A worker places US and China flags near the Forbidden City ahead of a visit by US President Donald Trump to Beijing, China, on Nov 8, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said on Monday (Sept 17) he would announce his latest plan on China tariffs after the markets close, with expectations he would level them on about US$200 billion (S$274 billion) of Chinese imports.

The list of more than 6,000 Chinese products proposed for tariffs by the US Trade Representative's office includes a broad array of electronics products, including printed circuit boards, Internet routers, Wi-Fi-connected devices, and voice, data and image reception and transmission devices.

It also delves deeply into other consumer products, from furniture to handbags, vacuum cleaners, building products and seafood.