The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on Tuesday that a 10 percent tariff scheduled for Sept. 1 for certain products imported from China will be delayed until Dec. 15. The USTR originally published the list of projects potentially subject to the tariffs in May. Among the articles that will have a chance to breathe are cell phones, laptop computers, computer monitors, video game consoles, certain toys, and certain items of footwear and clothing. About $300 billion in Chinese goods will be subject to the tariff on Sept. 1 as planned. The U.S. and China are currently mired in a trade war, which both sides maintain they hope to settle before too long.
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