>> Made in America, a symbol for high quality pork served at Home Plate. This American style BBQ restaurant in a trendy Beijing neighborhood favored by expats and Chinese locals alike. But that's now a source of anxiety for general manager Charles de Pellette.>> Well I mean realistically if the price goes up, we have to raise our prices.
So we're going to have to make a choice as to whether the customers are willing to pay that, or we have to use domestic meat. We've tried Spanish Iberico pork before, which is a little more expensive, and it didn't just taste quite right. Domestic pork, the cuts on the ribs aren't right and it just doesn't taste as good, really.
The simple fact is American pork is better.>> Like many restaurants serving American pork across China, Home Plate is basing a 25% price spike on its star meat. President Trump has ordered tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods starting July 6th and Beijing has vowed to retaliate with US pork on the list.
A person familiar with China's plan said the tariffs will go into effect start of Friday. But the Finance Ministry Wednesday said it will, quote, absolutely not be the first to deliver the opening strike in what promises to be a prolonged trade war, even though Friday in Beijing starts 12 hours before it does in Washington.
China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang clarifying that doesn't mean Beijing is backing down.
> These ribs are really good.
I mean they're so good.>> They're amazing.>> But with Trump already warning he'll step up the fight with another round of tariffs, this trade war could cut right to the bone