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U.S. Shows Willingness to Remove Tariffs on Medical Supplies

  • USTR issues statement late Friday calling for public comment
  • Comment period lasts until June, as cases continue to increase
Protective Masks Production at Mask Factory Co. in Hong Kong
Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg
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The Trump administration signaled a willingness to remove tariffs on medical supplies from China as health authorities backed by U.S. businesses express an urgent need for more masks, ventilators and other equipment to suppress the coronavirus pandemic.