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USTR suggests exclusion process for 10 percent 301 tariffs is not imminent

February 27, 2019 at 2:56 PM
Despite instructions from the House Appropriations Committee in a government funding package signed by the president earlier this month, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday signaled that a product-exclusion process for tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would be instituted only if the 10 percent tariffs are increased to 25 percent. “I have certainly taken the position that if we go to 25 percent, we will,” Lighthizer said in response to a question from Rep. Judy Chu...

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