Chinese buyers seek tariff exemptions for U.S. farm goods

Trump last week reiterated that he could impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports if he wants, after saying China wasn't buying the large volumes of U.S. agricultural goods that he claims Xi promised to purchase. Foto: AP/Thomas Peter

Some Chinese companies are applying for tariff exemptions as they make inquiries about buying U.S. agricultural products, more than a week after President Donald Trump complained that China hasn't increased its purchases of American farm products.

The applications will be evaluated by experts appointed by the Customs Tariff Commission, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. China and the U.S. are implementing the agreement reached by Trump and President Xi Jinping when they met in Japan last month, the report said...

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