BEIJING -- China announced Friday a list of U.S. goods including pork and aluminum pipe it says may be hit by higher tariffs. President Trump signed a memorandum Thursday directing the U.S. Trade Representative to impose an estimated on China, which will go into effect in at least 45 days.
The Commerce Ministry on Friday called on Washington to reach a negotiated settlement of the dispute "as soon as possible" but gave no deadline.
It said China last year bought about $3 billion worth of the goods affected by the proposed higher tariffs.
The ministry criticized Mr. Trump's action as a violation of global trading principles.
Mr. Trump said Thursday he has asked Chinese officials to immediately reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China by $100 billion.