- The U.S. will delay a tariff increase originally set for Oct. 1 by two weeks "as a gesture of good will," President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday.
- The U.S. Trade Representative announced plans last month to increase the existing 25% tariff on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods to a rate of 30% on Oct. 1. This is now delayed until Oct. 15, according to Trump.
- This announcement comes the same day as China's decision to exempt U.S. anti-cancer drugs and other goods from its planned tariff list, which Trump called a "big move," according to Reuters.
Trade talks are expected to continue in October with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin meeting in Washington, D.C., according to Reuters.
Less than three weeks ago, Trump announced plans to increase all tariffs, implemented and planned, on Chinese goods by five percentage points.