The timing of the announcement is fluid, two people familiar with the plans told CNN on Saturday.
The Journal reported that individuals briefed on the plan said the specifics are still being worked out, but they anticipate an official announcement of the new tariffs on either Monday or Tuesday.
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters did not comment on specifics to the newspaper. She pointed the Journal to a statement released Friday. CNN has reached out to the White House for comment.
“The president has been clear that he and his administration will continue to take action to address China’s unfair trade practices,” she said in that statement. “We encourage China to address the long standing concerns raised by the Unites States.”
The Trump administration has already imposed 25% tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. Trump has said the tariffs are necessary to punish Beijing for what he says are its unfair trade practices and intellectual property theft.
China, which has accused the United States of trade bullying, has matched the tariffs dollar for dollar. Beijing has pledged to hit back again with tariffs on another $60 billion of US exports, including meat, coffee, furniture and auto parts.
CNN’s Donna Borak contributed to this report.