Talk of the bonus $267bn tariff package comes as the White House has yet to settle all of the specifics of the planned $200bn tariff prospoals - which, as we said, would follow up that earlier $50bn package.
Trump initiated the trade war to punish Beijing for what it says are China's predatory tactics to try to supplant United States technological supremacy. "And I hate to say this, but behind that is another $267bn ready to go on short notice if I want". "That changes the equation".
Such a move would subject virtually all USA imports from China to new duties.
Kudlow, who heads the National Economic Council, told CNBC the administration was still talking with China about trade issues but so far China had not met USA requests. "Lower barriers, open markets, quit stealing IP and technology", he said, using an abbreviation for intellectual property.
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Washington has long criticised China's huge trade surplus with the United States and has demanded Beijing reduce it. And China has vowed to hit $60 billion in United States products in retaliation.
While China's trade surplus with the United States grew again, it remained stable with the rest of the world at US$27.9 billion in August.
"Tariffs increase the cost of our USA operations, divert our resources and disadvantage Apple foreign competitors", the company said.
"Semiconductors are America's fourth-largest export, and our industry has a global trade surplus of over $6 billion and a surplus with China of close to $2 billion in 2017", Intel's letter said. "These are taxes and they're going to find their way into the pocket book of folks around the country", French said.
Over the first eight months of the year, China's surplus with its largest export market has risen almost 15 percent, adding to tensions in the trade relationship between the world's two largest economies. Fitness tracker maker Fitbit said it would be hit by tariffs, and chipmaker Intel Corp said the levies could slow down the adoption of 5G networks, the next generation of wireless data technology for phones and other devices. Chinese diplomats complain that the Trump administration lacks a single negotiator empowered to make a deal and is vague about its objectives.