Exemptions for commodities like shrimp and electric vehicle batteries expired on Thursday, but China has extended them until April 16, 2022.
The tit-for-tat trade war erupted during former U.S. President Donald Trump's term in office and saw tariffs slapped on billions of dollars worth of goods.
A Phase 1 interim trade deal agreed in January 2020 called for China to boost purchases of U.S. exports by $200 billion over two years. It expires at the end of the year, but Beijing is far behind the target, partly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The last extension granted by China was in May this year. It maintained tariff waivers on products including gold ore and rare earth metal ore.
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