Easing rhetoric raises chances that US minerals tariffs will be further delayed

By William Clarke
Published: Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The US and China are retreating from an all-out trade war, opening up the possibility that a new tariff on minerals will be further delayed.

Reports that the Chinese government is considering reducing a tariff on car imports have improved the chances that its burgeoning trade war with the United States will dissipate before new tariffs on industrial minerals come into place early in March 2019.

Since late September 2018, the US government has enforced...