From left, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Shanghai on July 31. Photo: Reuters

US to delay or remove some tariffs against China planned for September 1

  • Some categories are removed due to ‘health, safety, national security and other factors’; tariffs on other items are postponed until December 15.
  • Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He is reported to have had a ‘serious negotiation’ on trade with Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin
Topic |   US-China trade war

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From left, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Shanghai on July 31. Photo: Reuters
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The US collected 74 per cent more tariffs in June than it did in June 2018, according to a new report. Pictured, a US flag flies over Chinese shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach in California. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump’s China tariffs cost American businesses and consumers US$6 billion in June, advocacy group says

  • ‘Americans are already paying record-high tariffs, and the biggest hit to consumers is still to come on September 1,’ Tariffs Hurt the Heartland spokesman says
  • Data from the US Treasury Department shows that as of June 30, it collected US$63 billion in tariffs over the preceding 12 months
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The US collected 74 per cent more tariffs in June than it did in June 2018, according to a new report. Pictured, a US flag flies over Chinese shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach in California. Photo: AFP
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