China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, apples and other products Monday in an escalating dispute with Washington over trade and industrial policy, the Ministry of Finance said in an online statement.
The two sides have failed to reach a consensus as the United States declined to respond to China's requests through the WTO for consultation, the Ministry of Finance said.
Effective Monday, Beijing raised tariffs on pork, aluminum scrap and some other products by 25 percent. A 15 percent tariff was imposed on apples, almonds and some other goods.
American farm exports to China in 2017 totaled nearly $20 billion, including $1.1 billion of pork products.
Monday April 2, 2018/ Ministry of Finance/ China.