China's Auto-Import Tariffs Cut; So Why Is Tesla Stock Falling?

China's Auto-Import Tariffs Cut; So Why Is Tesla Stock Falling?

The comments from China came after Trump said on Tuesday US time that the country has not reached a deal with China to save ZTE.

Earlier this year, both Tesla CEO Elon Musk and President Trump contrasted China's steep auto import tariffs with the corresponding US levy of 2.5%.

Still, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said China had agreed to dramatically increase purchases of US farm and energy products.

"Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross declared on Wednesday that 'there is evidence suggesting that, for decades, imports from overseas have eroded our domestic auto industry.' There is?" He also panned the White House for not forcing concessions from Chinese officials.

In the statement, Beijing committed to "significantly increase" its purchases of American goods and services, saying that the increase would "meet the growing consumption needs of the Chinese people and the need for high-quality economic development".

The proposal includes the East Asian country purchasing large quantities of US farm and agricultural products.

BMW said it would look at its prices and said the move was a "strong signal that China will continue to open up", while Audi said it welcomed the "further liberalization and opening" of the Chinese market.

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Mr Trump's tweet on Wednesday (local time) suggested the President was now feeling more doubtful about the talks with China. But it may be tougher for the U.S.to make a national security case with a consumer product such as cars, than it did with steel and aluminum, two materials used in military equipment.

China imported 280,208 vehicles, or 10% of total imported automobiles, from the US last year, according to China's Passenger Car Association, an industry trade body.

But much of that trade originates from companies whose headquarters are outside the U.S. BMW and Mercedes-Benz, for example, build cars in the U.S.to be shipped to China.

The Federal Reserve is beginning to worry about the economic fallout from a trade war. "That's why I support the president's position that we've got to do a better job of negotiating a level playing field with China", said Sen. A USA delegation flew to China to extract concessions from China. China's trade surplus with the USA was a record $375 billion in 2017. In contradiction, USA trade representative, Robert Lighthizer had burst out that, "the United States may use all of its legal tools to protect our technology through tariffs". The Palo Alto, Calif. -based company has been working with Shanghai's government since past year to explore assembling cars in China. Beijing has also pledged to slash ownership limits in the auto sector as well as in banking, and last November reduced import tariffs on nearly 200 categories of consumer products. The Trump administration wanted to essentially slice that deficit in half.

China responded by targeting $50 billion in USA products, including soybeans-a shot at Trump supporters in America's heartland.

"Imposing broad, comprehensive restrictions on such a large industry could cause confusion in world markets, and could lead to the breakdown of the multilateral trade system based on WTO rules", Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said Thursday in Tokyo. The ban, imposed earlier this month, threatened to put ZTE out of business.

Other proposals under consideration would require the president to certify that lifting sanctions wouldn't hurt USA security and would bar the Defense Department from renewing contracts with vendors that work with the Chinese company. China has also offered to remove tariffs on US farm products in return, according to the report.