Beijing will begin receiving applications for tariff exemptions for 696 products from the United States, including medical equipment, crude oil, pork, beef, soybeans, starting 2 March, authorities announced on Tuesday.
The news comes a month after the US and China signed a Phase One Deal on a broader trade agreement in Washington, paving the way to ending a tariff war that has been hurting both economies since 2018. The deal stipulates that Beijing will purchase about $200 billion worth of US goods, including $75 billion in manufactured products.
This agreement would stop the trade conflict that erupted in June 2018, when president Donald Trump slapped the first round of tariffs against Beijing, causing a retaliation in kind.
According to recent information, the Trump administration has implemented additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese products, while Beijing, in turn, had duties on $185 billion worth of American goods.