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U.S. Temporarily Exempts Tariffs on Plastic Straws, Other Chinese Products

U.S. Temporarily Exempts Tariffs on Plastic Straws, Other Chinese Products

Documents report that the exemptions stem from more than 1,100 exclusion requests made by companies and other entities in the U.S.

The Trump administration is temporarily exempting more than 400 types of Chinese products from tariffs that President Donald Trump imposed last year, CNBC reports.

Exclusions include items such as like Christmas tree lights, plastic straws, dog leashes and printed circuit boards, for a total of 437 types of products. They are part of the $250 billion worth of Chinese goods that the U.S. hit with tariffs last year.

According to the report, the exemptions stem from more than 1,100 exclusion requests made by companies and other entities in the U.S.

CNBC has more:

The U.S. is temporarily exempting more than 400 types of Chinese products from tariffs that President Donald Trump’s administration imposed last year, CNBC has confirmed.

That’s according to three documents that were published on Friday by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The news was first reported by Politico.

Read the full story here.

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