Chinese tariffs

Chinese tariffs set to increase Oct. 15

Published on September 27, 2019

Chinese tariffs are set to increase Oct. 15 on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. Although some products have recently become exempt from the 25 percent increase, the act was more about providing relief to some U.S. companies that may have suffered from Trump’s tariffs since they can’t find a supplier outside of China. President Trump is set to resume negotiations with China in October.

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