China has raised duties on 128 imports from the US, including fruit, pork and wine. Beijing said the move was to "safeguard China's interests and balance losses" caused by new US tariffs.
The threat of steeper US tariffs on EU-assembled vehicles could lead to a global trade war. German automakers, which produce more vehicles in the US than they export there, are in the Trump administration's crosshairs.
Donald Trump ratchets up tensions with plans to impose more tariffs on China. Such punitive measures might be effective in the short term, but in the grander scheme, China has the upper hand, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
The EU has officially imposed tariffs on US jeans, motorbikes, bourbon and other items in response to a similar move from the US. The measures have some experts worried the world could be heading toward a trade war.
Despite the threat of a trade war between the EU and US, goods slapped with tariffs only make up a small percentage of total trade between the two sides. DW looks at the US's trading relationship with the EU and Germany.
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