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Trump's Planned Duties on Chinese Art Panned by Dealers, Museums

Mark Niquette, Katya Kazakina
Trump's Planned Duties on Chinese Art Panned by Dealers, Museums

The art world is growing anxious about President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Critics of the tariff plan say it will discourage private collectors and dealers from acquiring Chinese art and cultural items, and because museums rely on donations, they and the viewing public will suffer. “If everything is slapped with a 25 percent tariff, it’s actually going to do a disservice to people here in the U.S.,” said Daniel Chen, director of Chambers Fine Art gallery in New York.