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Trump cites holiday shopping in explaining tariff delay, claims duties haven’t hurt consumers

August 13, 2019 at 4:29 PM
President Trump said he delayed the imposition of a 10 percent tariff on some Chinese goods to make sure U.S. customers did not face higher prices during the holiday shopping season later this year, though he contended again that tariffs have not yet had any impact on U.S. consumers -- a point contested by industry associations and economists. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday announced that 10 percent tariffs on electronics, toys and some clothing would be...

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