(CNBC) -- The United States Trade Representative office said Tuesday that new tariffs on certain consumer items would be delayed until Dec. 15, while other products were being removed from the new China tariff list altogether. It cited health and security factors.
The duties had been set to go into effect on Sept. 1, so the announcement eased concerns about the holiday shopping season.
The USTR said the delay affects electronics including cellphones, laptops and video game consoles and some clothing products and shoes and “certain toys.”
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