Negotiations with China continue over tariffs, other topics

In early April conversations between the U.S. and China, the latter indicated that “new progress’ had been made and President Trump expected that a deal could be announced in early May. According to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, the two parties discussed a number of topics, including intellectual property and non-tariff barriers. “Significant work remains, and the principals, deputy ministers and delegation members will be in continuous contact to resolve outstanding issues,” Lighthizer said. USTR’s China Trade Facts provide more information on the U.S.’s trade deficit with China.