US delays rise in tariffs on $200 bln of Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump has postponed his administration’s plans to increase the current import duties on $200 billion-worth of Chinese goods, de-escalating the trade tensions between the two countries.

“I will be delaying the US increase in tariffs scheduled for March 1,” Trump announced via social media on Sunday February 24. According to Trump, there has been “substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important structural issues including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, agriculture, services, currency, and many other issues.” The tariffs, which took effect on September 24...

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Cristina Belda

February 25, 2019

19:42 GMT

London