Trump ready to levy 10 percent import tariff on iPhone, MacBook

Apple Stock Drops as Trump Discusses Potential iPhone Tariff

He said he would decide on a course afterward.

More than four years after he made that pronouncement about then-President Barack Obama to Fox News' Sean Hannity, Trump faces a similar dilemma as he prepares for a possible face-to-face meeting with Putin just days after Moscow dramatically escalated tensions with Ukraine and could push them farther still. "Maybe I won't even have the meeting".

"I am conservatively optimistic that can be done", he added.

"I don't like that aggression".

Kudlow was involved in a clash between the White House and allies in the G7 group of nations in June, when Trump rejected a statement agreed to by his fellow leaders. Of course, Apple is far from the only USA tech company to be potentially affected, though it's certainly among the most high-profile.

Mr Trump, who is due to meet Mr Xi on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires this week, said that if negotiations were unsuccessful, he would also put tariffs on the rest of Chinese imports.

The duties are due to rise to 25 percent at the start of next year - something USA companies and markets are hoping can be averted.

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Trump is also slated to take part in a signing ceremony for the trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, Kudlow said.

It doesn't help that neither Trump nor his trade or economic advisers are prepared to acknowledge (if, indeed, they recognise it) that a trade conflict harms the United States along with those it targets, or that a country that issues the world's reserve currency is inevitably going to run structural current account deficits. The United States targeted $250 billion in Chinese products, and Beijing lashed back by slapping tariffs on $110 billion worth of US goods.

At a regular news briefing in Beijing on Tuesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated China's hope that both sides could work towards a "positive outcome" from the meeting between the two leaders, citing a "consensus" they reached during a November 1 telephone call.

Approximately half of all Chinese imports to the USA have been subject to a 10 percent tariff since September, but if upcoming trade negotiations between the United States and China don't work out, the tariffs could be expanded to all imported goods from China.

"We are seeing a greater degree of stability in sterling, but it went below recent ranges on Trump's comments", said Neil Mellor, currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon in London.

-China trade relations, tariffs are not the best way to resolve them. "I don't want that aggression at all".

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