Some companies had successfully lobbied to get their products excluded from an earlier list of U.S. tariffs.
The tariffs could take effect after public consultations end on August 30, according to a statement from the US Trade Representative's office Tuesday. "Consumers, businesses and the American jobs dependent on trade, are left in the crosshairs of an escalating global trade war", said Hun Quach, the head of worldwide trade policy for the group.
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced plans for further tariffs as an additional action to the existing 301 case relating to alleged Chinese theft of US intellectual property.
The tariffs will not be imposed until after a two-month period of public comment on the proposed list, but some USA business groups and senior lawmakers were quick to criticize the move.
But China has rebuffed USA complaints and denied any harm was done to U.S. companies, and instead retaliated "without any worldwide legal basis or justification", Lighthizer said.
Just after midnight on July 6, the United States began collecting 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion in imports from China.
European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs, a business group said Tuesday, as the impact of the U.S.
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President Trump said on Thursday he may ultimately impose tariffs on more than a half-trillion dollars worth of Chinese goods. Iran has threatened to block oil exports through a key Gulf waterway in retaliation against any hostile U.S. action.
Last week, Washington imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports, and Beijing responded immediately with matching tariffs on the same amount of US exports to China.
Also Monday, German automaker BMW AG said it would raise prices on USA -built SUVs exported China due to higher tariffs.
The American president told reporters that tariffs on an additional $16 billion in Chinese goods are set to take effect in two weeks.
They are meant to put pressure on China to stop stealing US companies' trade secrets and forcing them to hand over intellectual property to Chinese firms as a condition of doing business there. "Unfortunately, China has not changed its behaviour".
"As in the past, the United States is willing to engage in efforts that could lead to a resolution of our concerns about China's unfair trade practices and to China opening its market to USA goods and services", he added.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has supported Trump's tax cuts and efforts to reduce regulation of businesses, also criticized the administration's move. Chinese tactics, the administration said, include outright cybertheft and forcing U.S. companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market.
Beijing has called on Chinese firms to substitute American imports with those from other countries in response to U.S. trade tariffs.