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US Denies Tesla, GM, Uber Chinese Tariff Relief

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June 14, 2019—The Trump administration is expanding efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles, denying additional requests by Tesla for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles, and rejecting Uber’s petition to waive tariffs on electric scooters, along with at least 50 separate requests by General Motors, according to Reuters.

Government documents show the United States Trade Representative (USTR) rejected requests to exempt Tesla’s Model 3 car computer and center screen in May 29 letters, saying they both concern “a product strategically important or related to ‘Made in China 2025,’ or other Chinese industrial programs.”

Rejections add up to more than 7,000 products to date out of 13,000 requests.

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