It took less than 24 hours for China to respond to the latest salvo of tariffs fired off by U.S. President Donald Trump as Beijing announced it will impose $60 billion worth of tariffs on U.S. goods beginning on Sept. 24.
The new round of tariffs from China are said to affect a list of 5,207 products within a range of 5 to 10%. Both the U.S. and China have already slapped each other with tariffs worth $50 billion total.
Despite China’s countermove, the major U.S. indexes were all in the green–the Dow was up over 90 points, the Nasdaq up almost 70 points and the S&P 500 gained 13 points as of 10:45 a.m. ET.
After the markets closed yesterday, the Trump administration announced it would be moving forward with imposing a 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that includes a step-up increase to 25% by the end of the year. The administration moved forward with the tariffs despite both economic superpowers in the midst of scheduled trade talks to ease tariff tensions.