Trump delays laptop and smartphone tariffs until December
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 () Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
The United States will delay proposed tariffs on many consumer electronics imported from China, the Trump administration said today, giving a reprieve to gadget makers that are hoping to wait out a trade war between the two countries.
"A reprieve for gadget makers"
The Office of the United States Trade Representative said in a statement that it was moving forward with plans to impose a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion in Chinese goods. President Trump said in August that, after negotiations with China had stalled, the tariffs were set to be imposed on September 1st, a timeline that the trade representative said was still in place. The administration has already levied a 25 percent tariff on a smaller subset of Chinese imports.
President Donald Trump said trade talks between the U.S. and China were productive. According to Reuters, he said they are expected to meet with China in September. This is despite U.S. tariffs on over..