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Latest on Tariffs for Chinese Imports

With China’s economic data scheduled to be released tomorrow, the U.S. has made yet another round of adjustments to the pending 10 percent tariffs on additional imports from that country. When the bilateral trade talks broke down in May, President Trump announced that he’d proceed with new tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports. A list of those products was published on 17 May, and, the president announced on 1 August that the duties would go into effect on 1 September. Today, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that some products would be exempted based on health, safety and national security considerations. Other goods that are mostly imported (75 percent or more) from China will be exempted until 15 Dece...

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