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    September 20, 2019

    By Martha C. White, Sept. 20, 2019, 8:14 AM PDT

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that it is granting tariff exemptions to more than 400 items imported from China. According to trade experts, the move indicates that the trade war is inflicting increasing harm to American industries and consumers — and that the White House is trying to mitigate that damage and lower tensions as negotiators from the two countries try to work out a deal.

    President Donald Trump acknowledged Friday that he and his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, were having "a little spat," but noted that a deal was not necessary before the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

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