Trump promised to continue imposing trade duties in case of re-election

U.S. President Donald Trump said at the August 24th Republican Party Congress that if elected for a second term he would continue to impose duties on goods from other countries.

“We will introduce duties against those who behave dishonestly with us [in trade],” Trump said.

He noted that if foreign countries impose trade duties against the U.S., Washington will take mirror measures in response.

Earlier that day, the Republicans officially nominated Trump for a second term. The US presidential election will take place on November 3.

In July, it was reported that the U.S. government is considering the possibility of imposing duties on goods from France because of Paris’ intention to introduce taxes on a number of American digital platforms.

Trump in June promised to introduce new customs duties for the European Union and China if Brussels and Beijing do not abolish customs duties on U.S. lobsters.