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Beijing hit back on with tariffs worth $34bn and has said it will match Trump’s $50bn threat. China’s retaliatory targets include soya beans, which will hit agricultural communities usually loyal to the president, as well as cotton, corn, tobacco and cars. Canada hit back by imposing tariffs on more than 100 US products, from ketchup to toilet paper, insecticide and washing machines. Mexico is targeting more than a dozen agricultural products, including pork and cheese. The EU, stung by the steel tariffs, has launched retaliatory tariffs worth $3.4bn on a wide variety of products, including whiskey, Levi’s jeans and Harley-davidson motorcycles. Trump has threatened to hit back with car tariffs of 20%, which would be highly damaging for the German auto industry.