You may not have to pay more for certain high-tech gadgets after all.
The government is expected to release a list of Chinese products as soon as Monday that face a 10 percent tariff, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Those products are worth as much as $200 billion. But a product code that covers wireless devices and includes gadgets like smartwatches, fitness trackers and other products by companies like Fitbit is reportedly not on that list.
"We welcome this development and we appreciate the administration's time and effort to listen to industry and consumer concerns," a Fitbit representative said.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Other goods under the excluded product code are Apple's HomePod speaker, BeatsWL headphones and AirPort and Time Capsule internet routers, according to Bloomberg. Those imports are worth about $12 billion, a person familiar with the matter told the news service.
Earlier this month,to the Office of the US Trade Representative saying the tariffs would make products like its Watch, AirPods and HomePod more expensive. It also argued that the tariff would be worse for the US than for China.
The White House and the Office of the US Trade Representative didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
First published Sept. 17, 1:07 p.m. PT.
Update, 3:48 p.m.: Adds that Fitbit declined to comment.
Update, Sept. 18 at 8:10 a.m.: Adds comment from Fitbit.
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