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US Can Hike Tariffs if China Violates Trade Deal, Says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

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The 'phase one' agreement to be signed on Wednesday will call a truce between US and China after nearly two years of trade conflict.

  • AFP
  • Last Updated: January 15, 2020, 7:31 PM IST
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Washington: The United States can increase tariffs on Chinese goods if Beijing fails to live up to the partial trade deal the two countries are set to sign Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

"The president has the ability to put on additional tariffs," Mnuchin said on CNBC when asked about how the agreement will be enforced.

The "phase one" agreement will call a truce after nearly two years of trade conflict.
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