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Trade war

U.S. starts review of China tariffs as inflation looms

Biden faces calls to cut levies ahead of midterm elections

Some in the U.S. government argue that slashing tariffs on Chinese imports might offer consumers relief from rapidly rising prices.    © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is beginning a review of American tariffs imposed on Chinese products ahead of their expiration in July, with some policymakers calling for a reduction to provide relief to consumers facing rising prices.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Tuesday it will examine the first and second batch of 25% levies imposed by President Joe Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, covering $50 billion in imports of Chinese goods.

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