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Analysis

Trump Throws A Curve With Two-Pronged Tariff Approach

Law360 (June 15, 2018, 8:56 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump’s decision to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese technology in a squabble over intellectual property policy arrived with a wrinkle as the administration primed one set of duties for July while keeping another batch for the future, adding a new layer of intrigue to the sprawling trade fight.

Trump and his advisers had been repeatedly touting their desire to slap duties on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. That may well come to pass, but the administration’s two-pronged approach Friday raised eyebrows within the trade...
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