The US imported a total of US$2.2 billion of nativity scenes and Christmas ornaments from China last year. Photo: Bloomberg

What Chinese products will avoid extra American tariffs – for now?

  • The US has pushed back imposition of additional duties on various goods until December to avoid a hit over the Christmas shopping season
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The US imported a total of US$2.2 billion of nativity scenes and Christmas ornaments from China last year. Photo: Bloomberg
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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

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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