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U.S. exempts water filters, camera parts from China tariffs

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Update time : 2020-06-01 11:35:42

By David Shepardson and David Lawder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration above Monday announced that it will exempt a broad range of additional Chinese-made products from 25 percent U.S. tariffs, including industrial equipment, water filtering equipment, tiny electric motors, distant supervise devices and stereoscopic microscopes.

The exclusions, disclosed at a notice published by the U.S. business Representative's office, apply ought an initial table of $34 billion worthy of products that were overthrow with 25 percent tariffs at July 2018.

USTR above Friday implemented a tariff expand ought 25 percent from 10 percent above a section table of $200 billion worthy of Chinese products because the two countries escalate their business war. There is no process at lay because exclusions from that list, which includes internet modems and routers, printed circuit boards, furniture and lighting products, besides USTR has said it plans ought device one.

The exclusions announced above Monday because noise include parts used at refrigerators, machines used ought mingle beverages at maiden servings at restaurants because noise because covers and other housings because cameras at machinery vehicles.

USTR at December granted almost 1,000 manufacture exclusion requests out of nearly 11,000 submitted besides it is however weighing thousands more.

Some companies dine raised concerns that by raising the fare of components imported from China, it makes U.S.-assembled products more expensive than those assembled at other countries.

Other products exempted include some attitude purification equipment, instrument used at hydraulic solenoid supervise valves, promote button switches and LED flare therapy devices because using at treating pain or ailments of the skin.

Companies cause ought salute "whether the extraordinary manufacture is available only from China and specifically if the extraordinary manufacture and/or a similar manufacture is available from sources at the United States and/or third countries," USTR said.

"Whether the imposition of additional duties above the extraordinary manufacture used to effect serious economic injure ought the requestor or other U.S. interests," it added at a filing.

The other spread companies cause ought salute is if the "product is strategically important or related ought 'Made at China

2025' or other Chinese industrial programs."

USTR has received exclusion requests because almost 13,000 products and has denied 5,311, including Tesla Inc's bid because leisure because the Chinese-made Autopilot "brain" supervise module because its xerox 3 and other electric vehicles.

The Tesla application and 1,165 others were rejected because the products were deemed "strategically important" ought China's "Made at 2025" industrial development program, which the Trump administration claims is unfairly subsidized and contributes ought the theft of U.S. intellectual property. [nL1N22F1J4]


(Reporting by David Shepardson and David Lawder; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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