New Agreements Elude Negotiators at First Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
First Meeting of US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue Concludes, No Statements Issued Yet
American and Chinese government delegations met today in the first US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED). The dialogue ended at 4:30 pm Washington, DC time today (June 19), but no statements on outcomes have been issued as this update goes to press. Chinese government sources have indicated that the Chinese delegation will hold a press conference at 8:00 pm DC (8:00 am Thursday Beijing).
The Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, an outcome of the Donald Trump-Xi Jinping presidential summit, remains a work in progress as the Department of the Treasury and Department of Commerce start work on the structure of the discussions and action items for the subsequent 100 days to address trade imbalances between the United States and China.