(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump has made his decision on whether or not to move ahead with tariffs on China announced earlier this year, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Sanders declined to say what Trump has decided.
The Trump administration is preparing to release a refined list of Chinese products to be hit with tariffs that hones in on technologies where China wants to establish itself as a leader, according to five people familiar with the matter. In April, the U.S. revealed an initial list targeting about 1,300 products worth $50 billion in Chinese imports.
The U.S. is scheduled on Friday to release an updated list of Chinese tariff targets. The White House has said the duties will be implemented “shortly” after the release of Friday’s list, though no date has been set.
Trump said this week he’ll confront China “very strongly” over trade in the coming weeks. “China could be a little bit upset about trade because we are very strongly clamping down on trade,” the president said in a Fox News interview on Wednesday.
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