US tariffs against China may not begin until June

Date: Mar 30, 2018

The US tariff plan on Chinese imports may not be imposed until early June, as a 30-day period for written public comment on the tariff list is anticipated to be extended to 60 days, an US official said, according to a report by Reuters.

“We’ll go through a 60-day period where we’ll give the public a chance to comment on the good and the bad things in there,” US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said during an interview on US cable channel CNBC.

He said the list would focus mainly on the high-technology products chosen by a computer algorithm to maximize pain on Chinese exporters while minimizing cost on US local consumers.

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