- That came days before officials were scheduled to meet for trade negotiations.
- The exemptions announced Wednesday included animal feed ingredients, cancer medication and chemicals.
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China said Wednesday it would temporarily shield a small number of American products from tariffs, days before officials were scheduled to meet for trade negotiations.
According to a statement from the Chinese finance ministry, 16 types of products are set to be exempted from recently imposed duties on September 17. The exemption is valid for about one year.
The move was not expected to defuse tensions in President Donald Trump's yearlong trade dispute with China, which kept in place tariffs on major agricultural imports and thousands of other products. The US has vowed to expand tariffs to all Chinese imports in December.
The exemptions announced Wednesday included animal feed ingredients, cancer medication and chemicals. The first dozen product types on the product list, translated below, are subject to a refund from the Chinese government. The last four are not.
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- Other shrimp and shrimp seedlings
- Aster meal and pellets
- Other purpura (except coarse powder and pellets)
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4. Fish meal for feed
5. Lubricating oil
7. Cycloprom, insecticidal ring, insecticidal nail, polythiane, etc. (including methylthiophosphorus, buprofezin, trichlorfen, indoxacarb)
8. Decitabine, fluorouridine, cyclophosphamide, gefitinib, capecitabine, raltitrexed, fludarabine phosphate, Fluoride, cytarabine hydrochloride, gemcitabine hydrochloride, ectinib hydrochloride, ifosfamide
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9. Nonionic organic surfactant
10. Mineral oil <70% lubricant
11. Lubricant that does not contain petroleum or extracts oil from bituminous minerals
12. Medical linear accelerator
13. Whey and modified whey for feed
14. Release agent (oil by weight and oil extracted from bitumen 70%)
15. Isoparaffin solvent
16. Lubricating base oil
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