Washington Update

October 25th, 2019
By Chynna Hawes

Negotiations on track for November

Trade officials from both China and the United States have highlighted that negotiations are on target and substantial progress is being made toward a phase one deal that could be signed by the presidents in mid-November on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) in Chile. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke this morning with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He by phone and reported...

October 18th, 2019
By Chynna Hawes

Both sides working towards Phase One deal

A week since the announcement that the United States and China agreed in principle to a “phase one” trade agreement, much remains uncertain about the scope of the deal. Both sides appear optimistic about the prospect of reaching an official partial deal in time for Presidents Trump and Xi to sign in mid-November on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC). However, negotiators have yet to reach consensus on many of the key...

October 11th, 2019
By Chynna Hawes
Trump to meet Chief Chinese negotiator Liu He today, mini-deal may be in sight Commerce blacklists more Chinese entities and State issues visa ban ahead of talks NBA-China crisis underlines core concern of US policymakers Members discuss WTO dispute settlement and China looks to ensure network equipment trade 

Trump to meet Chief Chinese negotiator Liu He today, mini-deal may be in sight

After a week of developments that threatened to derail high-level talks, President Trump is...

October 4th, 2019
By Chynna Hawes

High-level trade talks still on for next week, uncertainty is mounting

Vice Premier Liu He is still set to lead a Chinese delegation to Washington, DC, next week to continue high-level trade negotiations on October 10 and 11. Larry Kudlow, White House economic adviser, said this morning there would also be deputy-level meetings on Monday and Tuesday, and that the US team was “open-minded” about the outcome of talks next week. While both sides extended more goodwill gestures this week...