China slaps fresh tariffs on American meat, fruit as retaliation for Trump import steel taxes

China slaps fresh tariffs on American meat, fruit as retaliation for Trump import steel taxes

it’s rolling out new tariffs on meat, fruit and other products from the United States as retaliation against taxes approved by U.S. President Donald Trump on imported steel and aluminum.

And the Chinese response could end up hurting American ranchers and farmers, many of whom are from regions that voted for Trump in 2016.

U.S. farmers shipped nearly $20 billion of goods to China in 2017. The American pork industry sent $1.1 billion in products, making China the No. 3 market for U.S. pork.

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