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Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump to End the Trade War

14 June 2019

"Tariffs are taxes paid directly by USA companies.not China".

Mr Trump has said he wants to meet Mr Xi there and will decide on whether to extend tariffs to nearly all Chinese imports after that.

The meeting comes as the President is considering whether to go ahead with threatened tariff increases in his trade war with China. But tensions between Washington and Beijing rose sharply in May after the Trump administration accused China of reneging on promises to make structural economic changes during months of trade talks. Trump has threatened to raise tariffs to 25% on an additional $300 billion on Chinese goods - effectively covering all Chinese imports to the US - if President Xi Jinping does not meet with him at the G-20 summit in Japan later this month.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.

"We remain concerned about the escalation of tit-for-tat tariffs", the letter reads. Cook, who visits the White House on a semi-regular basis, has worked with Ms. Trump on several of her job training and education initiatives.

Walmart, the largest US private-sector employer and the world's largest retailer, has said tariffs will increase prices for USA consumers.

In fact, Mr Trump has already tweeted that if Mexico does not deliver concrete results in controlling the migrant flow from Central America, the White House would not hesitate to renew its threat to impose tariffs on its neighbour with which it has just concluded an agreement on a revised North American free trade accord that includes also Canada.

Starting Monday, the U.S. Trade Representative's office is scheduled to hold public hearings on the proposed tariffs.

They would also add more than US$2,000 in costs for the average American family of four and reduce the value of United States gross domestic product by 1 percent, the letter warned. "An escalated trade war is not in this country's best interest and both sides will lose".

Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump to End the Trade War