Japan plans $400m hit on US goods in response to Trump tariffs : worldnews

Japan is considering slapping tariffs on US imports worth $409m in retaliation against steel and aluminium levies imposed by Donald Trump, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.

Tokyo’s planned retaliatory tariffs would be the equivalent value to duties imposed by Washington via its tariffs, according to NHK, but will be seen as a bargaining tactic to persuade Washington to add Japan to a list of countries exempted from the US tariffs.

The US-China launch talks will begin as public hearings close on the first batch of US tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods proposed as punishment for alleged violations of US intellectual rights.

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