White House expected to unveil tariffs on smaller list of Chinese products Friday

  • The Trump administration expects to unveil tariffs on a list of between 800 and 900 Chinese exports on Friday.
  • Trump is meeting with trade advisors Thursday afternoon and will make the final decision.
  • Beijing has threatened to retaliate to possible tariffs.
  • Efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula complicate matters, as the U.S. needs China’s help to push North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.

The White House plans to roll out tariffs Friday on a truncated list of Chinese exports, three sources familiar with the matter told CNBC.

The list is expected to include between 800 and 900 products, compared with the original list of about 1,300 products published by the U.S. trade representative in April. The dollar value of the goods the Trump administration expects to target is unclear.

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