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Trump administration denies Tesla request for Chinese tariff exemptions on key components

Jun 13, 2019 - Silicon Valley Business News

The Trump administration has denied requests from Tesla for exemptions from the country's tariffs on imported Chinese car parts, saying the parts were "strategically important" to the Chinese economy, Reuters reports.

In a pair of letters sent in late May, officials with the U.S. Trade Representative rejected Tesla's request to exempt the Model 3's computer and center screen from the import tariffs. Earlier, the same office rejected Tesla's request to exempt Autopilot's "brain" from the ta...