US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said this week that China’s trade practices have had “harmful impacts” on the US economy. Photo: AFP
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said this week that China’s trade practices have had “harmful impacts” on the US economy. Photo: AFP

US-China trade: who will ‘targeted tariff-exclusion process’ help more, Chinese factories or American buyers?

  • Washington’s approval process for tariff exemptions has been called opaque and inefficient under Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and most exemptions have expired
  • Trade analysts expect the Biden administration to put the interests of US industry ahead of bilateral trade, even if doing so helps some Chinese manufacturers

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said this week that China’s trade practices have had “harmful impacts” on the US economy. Photo: AFP
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said this week that China’s trade practices have had “harmful impacts” on the US economy. Photo: AFP
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