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China to scale back tariffs on certain US-made products

The punitive tariffs China has introduced on numerous US-made products will be lowered by July 1.

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The Chinese government announced Thursday that it will reduce its punitive tariffs on a series of US-made import products starting July 1, reports the New York Times.

The news of the reduced tariffs comes less than two days before US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is set to meet with the Chinese government in Beijing. The reduction is part of several steps taken by China in an attempt to eliminate the major trade barriers between the two countries.

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