Robert Lighthizer

US-China agree to partial trade deal

US-China agree to partial trade deal

Dec 14, 2019 — 6.04amBeijing-Washington | China and the US have reached a phase one trade deal, which will halt tariffs that were set to take effect this weekend and pave the way for a winding back of some existing duties on Chinese goods.While China’s leaders hailed the agreement as a breakthrough in their 18-month…



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Trump’s top trade negotiator confirms the China tariffs will increase on Friday, accuses Beijing of walking back on trade deal

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer confirmed US tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would increase on Friday at 12:01 a.m. ET. The confirmation comes after President Donald Trump tweeted a threat to escalate the trade war. Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters the increase was in response to China’s sudden…




Trump’s Hanoi failure sends message to Beijing on trade – I’ll walk

Trump’s Hanoi failure sends message to Beijing on trade – I’ll walk

“Xi was counting on Trump signing a trade agreement Beijing had no intention of honouring,” he wrote in a widely circulated Tweet after the summit collapsed on Thursday.Mr Trump now also has the benefit of newly-minted official figures that highlight the underlying strength of the US economy.Even though annualised gross domestic product growth slowed in…


LET’S MAKE A DEAL: Officials from the US and China are working to hash out a deal to end Trump’s trade war as a critical tariff deadline nears

LET’S MAKE A DEAL: Officials from the US and China are working to hash out a deal to end Trump’s trade war as a critical tariff deadline nears

High-level officials from the US and China officially kicked off two days of meetings on Thursday as a critical trade war deadline creeps ever closer. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is the point person for the team of Trump administration officials that also includes Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. On the other side of the table…