Trump pledges $ 15 billion to farmers

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the 14.05.2019 at 08h10

Donald Trump announced Monday that his government plans to release some $ 15 billion (13.35 billion euros) of aid to US farmers to help them deal with China's trade retaliation.

Trump pledges $ 15 billion to farmers

“We are going to take the highest year, the biggest purchase that China has ever made to our farmers, which is about $ 15 billion, and we will provide our farmers with something like that. are doing well, “the US president told reporters at the White House

Thomas Peter

Donald Trump announced Monday that his government plans to release some $ 15 billion (13.35 billion euros) of aid to US farmers to help them deal with China's trade retaliation.

“We are going to take the highest year, the biggest purchase that China has ever made to our farmers, which is about $ 15 billion, and we will provide our farmers with something like that. are doing well, “the US president told reporters at the White House.

Customs duties on 60 billion dollars

China announced on Monday its intention to impose tariffs on 60 billion dollars (53.4 billion euros) of US products, three days after the entry into force of a new recovery by the United States. their own tariffs for Beijing.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Friday that Donald Trump had asked him to come up with a plan to help US farmers face new and probable Chinese reprisals.

This new assistance program would be added to the one already implemented last year, which amounted to $ 12 billion.

(with Reuters)

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