Trump Grants Tariff Exemptions to Plastic Straws, Dog Leashes and more from China

September 20, 2019

The U.S. is temporarily exempting more than 400 types of Chinese products from tariffs that President Donald Trump’s administration imposed last year, CNBC has confirmed.

The exclusions include things like Christmas tree lights, plastic straws, dog leashes and printed circuit boards, for a total of 437 types of products. They are part of the $250 billion worth of Chinese goods that the U.S. hit with tariffs last year. It was not immediately clear how large a portion of the overall tariffs is covered by the exclusions.

The exemptions stem from more than 1,100 exclusion requests made by companies and other entities in the United States, according to the documents.

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