US to Delay Some Tariffs on Chinese Goods

On August 13, the White House trade office announced it would delay imposing a 10 per cent tariff on certain Chinese goods until mid-December and exempt others from a new round of import taxes.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) said in a statement it would delay tariffs on “cell phones, laptop computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors, and certain items of footwear and clothing,” until Dec. 15.

The agency also said it would remove an unspecified number of items from a list of Chinese products that will be subject to a 10 percent tariff starting Sept. 1.

“Certain products are being removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, national security and other factors and will not face additional tariffs,” the USTR said.

The full list of exempted products will be released later Tuesday, the office added.