Shipping containers from China and other Asian countries are unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Hundreds of Chinese goods exempted from Donald Trump’s tariffs

  • Move is an effort to provide relief to US firms who say they have been harmed by duties and cannot find an alternative source of supply
  • Report shows 40 per cent of midsize company leaders say president's tariffs on imported goods are posing challenges for their business
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Shipping containers from China and other Asian countries are unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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US Senator Pat Toomey (left), a Republican from Pennsylvania, has proposed legislation that would impose limits on a president’s power over imports. US President Donald Trump has imposed hundreds of billions of dollars in punitive import taxes. Photo: AFP

Business coalition urging US Congress to reclaim its power over trade and tariffs gains broad support

  • The Tariff Reform Coalition represents a diverse cross-section of US industry, including American Express, Google, Toyota and the National Retail Federation
  • ‘We now have tariffs on something like 20 per cent of all trade without one single minute of congressional input into those decisions’
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US Senator Pat Toomey (left), a Republican from Pennsylvania, has proposed legislation that would impose limits on a president’s power over imports. US President Donald Trump has imposed hundreds of billions of dollars in punitive import taxes. Photo: AFP
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