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The delay impacts cell phones, laptops, computer monitors, video game consoles and some toys, footwear and clothing
The United States is delaying until December 15 imposition of new 10 per cent tariffs on Chinese electronics, but going ahead with new duties starting September 1 on $300 billion in Chinese goods, the government announced Tuesday.
The delay will impact cell phones, laptops, computer monitors, video game consoles and some toys, footwear and clothing, the US trade representative said in a statement.
As usual, China said they were going to be buying “big” from our great American Farmers. So far they have not done what they said. Maybe this will be different!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
A separate group of products will also be exempt altogether "based on health, safety, national security and other factors," it added.
As Washington and Beijing work to resolve the escalating trade war, USTR Robert Lighthizer spoke with Chinese trade officials early Tuesday and has another call planned in two weeks, a USTR official said.
Through massive devaluation of their currency and pumping vast sums of money into their system, the tens of billions of dollars that the U.S. is receiving is a gift from China. Prices not up, no inflation. Farmers getting more than China would be spending. Fake News won’t report!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
Equity markets on both sides of the Atlantic rose strongly on Tuesday, reversing an earlier weak trend, after US President Donald Trump delayed some new tariffs on Chinese goods.
Around 1400 GMT on Wall Street, the DJIA index was up 1.6 per cent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq more than two per cent, with European indices also rallying after the US said it would delay new tariffs on electronics from China to December 15.