US and China negotiators finished their latest round of trade talks on Friday and are scheduled to resume discussions next week to try to secure a pact that would end a tit-for-tat tariff trade war that has roiled global markets, said Reuters.
The two sides offered little detail on the progress of trade deals, as Chinese Vice Premier Liu He concluded three days of meetings with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington. US President Donald Trump said a deal could be announced in the next four weeks.
“Significant work remains, and the principals, deputy ministers, and delegation members will be in continuous contact to resolve outstanding issues,” the office of the US Trade Representative’s (USTR) said in a statement.
The negotiations included intellectual property, forced technology transfer, non-tariff barriers, agriculture, services, purchases and enforcement, the USTR statement said.