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US-China trade war and Japanese GDP in relation to consumption tax

US-China trade war has begun Last week, the Trump administration of the United States raised the previous 10% tariff to 25% for $ 200 billion on Chinese products, and also announced to apply the 25% duty to the remaining $ 300 billion as the fourth retaliatory duty, putting pressure on China. In fact, the USTR (US Trade Representative Office) has announced 3800 items are targeted for Chinese products. On the other hand, China announced a countermeasure to put a 5-25% duty on US products $ 60 billion from June 1 and has just shown the appearance of a “trade war.” Because of this, USD/JPY has become more active in buying…