U.S. Will Approve Some Delays in Tariff Payments Amid Coronavirus Crisis


WASHINGTON—The U.S. says it will allow some importers to delay tariff payments, reopening the debate over whether the Trump administration should reverse its trade policy and grant broader tariff relief during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Big business groups and import-dependent industries such as retailers and steel users have renewed their calls in recent days for the Trump administration to cancel or at least temporarily suspend major tariffs—essentially taxes at the border—on hundreds of billions of dollars of annual…