|13 August, 2019

U.S. to delay China tariffs on some products, including laptops, cell phones

Other products whose tariffs will be delayed until Dec. 15 include "computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors, and certain items of footwear and clothing"

Image used for illustrative purpose. Cargo containers sit idle at the Port of Los Angeles as a back-log of over 30 container ships sit anchored outside the Port in Los Angeles, California, February 18, 2015.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Cargo containers sit idle at the Port of Los Angeles as a back-log of over 30 container ships sit anchored outside the Port in Los Angeles, California, February 18, 2015.

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WASHINGTON- The Trump administration will delay 10% tariffs on certain Chinese products, including laptops and cell phones, that had been scheduled to start next month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday.

Other products whose tariffs will be delayed until Dec. 15 include "computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors, and certain items of footwear and clothing," the USTR said in a statement. A separate group of products will also be exempt altogether "based on health, safety, national security and other factors," it added.

(Reporting by David Shepardson and Makini Brice; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Tim Ahmann) ((202-898-8300; Reuters Messaging: susan.heavey.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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