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U.S., China grant trade concessions as fresh talks loom

5 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed China's decision to exempt some U.S. anti-cancer drugs and other goods from its tariffs and announced a short delay to scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese goods.
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China and Trump Exchange Goodwill Gestures on Tariffs

China and Trump Exchange Goodwill Gestures on Tariffs

5 monthes ago   |   By Newser

At China's request, President Trump said Wednesday that the increase in tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese exports will be moved from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15. Trump said the request was made "due to the fact that the People's Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary" on...
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Trump announces delay on next China tariff hike until Oct. 15

Trump announces delay on next China tariff hike until Oct. 15

5 monthes ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he was delaying plans to impose an additional 5 percent duty on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods until Oct. 15, or two weeks later than now scheduled. “At the request of the Vice Premier of China, Liu He, and due to the fact that the People's Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary on October 1st, we have agreed, as a gesture of good will, to move the increased Tariffs on 250 Billion Dollars worth of goods , from October 1st to October 15th,” Trump said in a pair of tweets. The move followed China's announcement earlier...
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