Hours earlier, the US government unveiled a detailed breakdown of some 1,300 Chinese industrial, transport and medical goods that could be subject to 25 per cent duties, ranging from light-emitting diodes to chemicals and machine parts.
The prospect of Beijing targeting soybeans was the topic of so much speculation because there's so much at stake for both sides in a trade that was worth about US$14 billion past year.
"We have seen the administration reach out now and say, 'We will take this up on a case-by-case basis as retaliation starts against agriculture".
Beijing raised tariffs on $50 billion in USA goods shipped to China - cars, chemicals and soybeans - a retaliation for a similar move the White House made Tuesday.
That was the day after he imposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum that would affect China.
Markets appeared unconvinced on Wednesday, with stocks plunging as investors began fearing a trade war that could derail the current economic upturn.
With China outlining where it plans to impose tariffs on U.S. products in response, the stakes are rising. The reality, I'm afraid, is that trade wars are always costly, and the pain is magnified when trade wars are waged against authoritarian regimes, such as the one in China.
Let's look at Trump's tweet in its entirety, which Trumpposted at 7:22 a.m. ET, a little more than two hours before the stock market was set to open down sharply after China's latest response to the tariffs Trump chose to slap on the country.
Brown Brothers Harriman's chief currency strategist Marc Chandler said via Twitter that the key now is "whether the US retaliates against China's retaliation".
"Tariffs penalize USA consumers by increasing prices on technology products and will not change China's behavior", said Dean Garfield, chief executive of the Information Technology Industry Council, which represents companies such as Apple, Dell, IBM and Google. David Petraeus considered the situation and said to a reporter, "Tell me how this ends". All 30 Dow components were lower. The duties are in retaliation for US plans to raise duties on a similar amount of Chinese goods.
USA benchmark 10-year notes fell 2/32 in price to yield 2.7917 percent.
Trump, citing the USA trade deficit with China, appeared to argue that going head to head wouldn't be so bad.
Oil prices slipped with Brent crude futures off 75 cents to $67.38 a barrel, while USA crude fell 73 cents to $62.78 a barrel.
If a nation unilaterally raises tariffs against imports from another country (or group of countries), they can refer the matter to the World Trade Organisation for binding arbitration and/or they can retaliate against the first country by raising their own tariffs on the goods they import from them.
China is by far the world's biggest buyer of soybeans, which are mostly crushed and fed to pigs.
"What's next is we're going to see a tit-for-tat retaliation", says Joseph Brusuelas, chief U.S. economist at RSM, a global accounting and consulting firm.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek declined an invitation to ring the opening bell at NYSE. "Our focus isn't on the initial splash", he added. So while tomorrow puts us on a bigger stage, it doesn't change who we are, what we are about, or how we operate.
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His attitude rubbed off on his players and staff as they tried to process coming one win short of a national championship. The Wildcats' recipe for success: Don't be shy about shooting the basketball, especially from deep.
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