Trump Says Could Push Back March 1 Deadline For China Trade Talks To Finalize Deal
Faizan Hashmi 7 days ago Tue 12th February 2019 | 11:30 PM
US President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he could consider pushing back the March 1 deadline for reaching a trade agreement with China if the two countries are close to a deal
"If we're close to a deal where we think we can make a real deal and it's going to get done, I could see myself letting that slide for a little while," Trump said. "But generally speaking I'm not inclined to do that."
The truce is set to end on March 1.
Trump noted that a large US delegation is currently in China, and said things were going well with the negotiations.
China and the United States have been engaged in a trade war since Trump announced last June that $50 billion worth of Chinese goods would be subject to 25 percent tariffs in a bid to fix the US-Chinese trade deficit. Since then, the two countries have exchanged several rounds of trade tariffs.