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It’s Getting Harder for Companies to Escape Trump's China Duties

  • U.S. holding hearing for $16 billion China tariffs this week
  • Finding replacements for excluded products becoming difficult
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U.S. companies and industry groups are returning to Washington this week in an increasingly futile effort to get relief from President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports.

More than 80 witnesses are scheduled to testify during the two-day hearing that started Tuesday on the $16 billion in Chinese goods targeted for 25 percent duties, which could be imposed after a comment period ends July 31. The administration imposed tariffs on $34 billion of products on July 6, after similar hearings in May.