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Trump announces 25% tariff on Chinese electronics imported to USA

Trump has let loose that the USA will slap a 25% tariff on $50 billion of goods from China related to “industrially significant technologies” - a list of which are on the United States Trade Representative’s website. In that list are “components used in electronics manufacturing, specifically naming touchscreens, batteries, and electric motors”, as well as things like transistors and other parts used to make electronic devices. Smartphones aren’t on the list and neither are TVs, so it seems like anyone in the USA making stuff from Chinese components get stung with a 25% tariff, but not if you just import a completed product from China?

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