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New tariffs on Chinese imports may cost Americans from cradles to coffins

Higher prices may prompt more parents to buy car seats, swings and portable play yards on the second-hand market

Reuters  |  Washington 

A broad cross-section of US businesses has a message for the Trump administration: new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports will force Americans to pay more for items they use throughout their daily lives, from cradles to coffins. Six days of public hearings on the proposed duties of up to 25 per cent will start on Monday in Washington as part of President Donald Trump's and the US Trade Representative's efforts to pressure Beijing for sweeping changes to its trade and economic policies. Unlike previous rounds of US tariffs, which sought to shield consumers by ...

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First Published: Tue, August 21 2018. 01:12 IST