The White House said it would delay tariffs on some imports from China as President Donald Trump faces increasing pressure from American companies. According to the U.S. Trade Representative, Washington will postpone its 10% levy on a number of the $300 billion worth of products, such as mobile phones, laptops and toys as well as unspecified items of footwear and apparel, based on “health, safety, national security and other factors.” Originally scheduled to take effect on Sept. 1, the additional duty on some of those goods will be suspended until Dec. 15. In a statement, the USTR indicated that the decision was a “part of USTR’s public comment and hearing process.” In mid-June, hundreds of retailers, trade organizations and industry leaders descended on Washington, D.C., to testify at public hearings on Trump’s controversial tariffs over the course of seven days. Companies including VF Corp., Shoe Carnival Inc. and Wolverine World Wide Inc. rallied against a tax that they said could hurt businesses, families and the overall U.S. economy. Related Here’s How Trade Wars Are Dragging Down Air Freight Demand Across the Globe How Retailers Can Stand Out in a Competitive Holiday...