On Tuesday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office announced that while tariffs would be held off until Dec. 15 on certain consumer goods imported from China, some other products were being removed from the new China tariff list altogether.
The delay in tariffs involves electronics including cellphones, laptops and video game consoles and some clothing products and shoes and certain toys, according to the USTR.
The USTR did not specify which items will be removed altogether from the list ,but said it will work on an “exclusion process for products subject to additional tariff.”
The tariffs were originally expected to come into effect Sept. 1. President Donald Trump had threatened earlier this month that a new round of 10% tariffs could be slapped on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports. But Tuesday’s announcement could potentially assuage concerns on trade war intensity, atleast as of now.
Trump said Tuesday that his decision to delay tariffs was to mitigate an impact on holiday shopping.