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MOC spokesperson makes remarks on US tariff decision

Updated: Sep 18,2018 4:24 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) made remarks on the United States’ decision to impose additional tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products on Sept 18.

The United States, disregarding international and domestic trending opposition, made an announcement to impose 10-percent additional tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from Sept 24, and take other escalating tariff measures.

“We feel deeply regretful over the decision. China will be forced to take synchronous countermeasures to safeguard our legitimate rights and interests as well as the global free trade order,” an MOC spokesperson said.

The US additional tariffs have brought new uncertainties for bilateral consultations, the spokesperson said.

“We hope that the US side recognizes the potentially harmful consequences of such an action and timely rectify the situation with convincing means,” the spokesperson said.