US President Donald Trump warned that the United States may leave tariffs on Chinese goods for a “substantial period” to ensure that Beijing complies with a trade agreement, said Reuters.
US-China trade talks are set to resume next week, with Trump and his top negotiators, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, leaving for Beijing this weekend, disclosed an administration official.
Trump said, “We’re not talking about removing them. We’re talking about leaving them for a substantial period of time because we have to make sure that if we do the deal, China lives by it.”
Next week will be the first face-to-face talks since Trump delayed a March 1 deadline to avert a rise in tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25% from the current 10%.