US-China Trade Agreement May Be Signed In Iowa - Trump
The United State and China have not chosen a venue to sign their long-awaited trade agreement, but the accord could be signed in the US state of Iowa, President Donald Trump told reporters Friday
"We are looking at different [venues]," Trump said. "Assuming we get it, I don't like to talk about things until we have them, but it could be in Iowa or a foreign country, or some place like that."
"They'd like to have a roll-back. I haven't agreed to anything," Trump said.
Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were initially going to sign the so-called Phase One agreement during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Chile in mid-November, but the event was canceled after civil unrest broke out in the country.
The Phase One agreement concerns covering key trade issues that have been subject of disagreement, including intellectual property, financial services and US agricultural exports. Trump said earlier that China had also agreed to purchase $40 to $50 billion of US agricultural goods under the trade deal.