U.S. to maintain tariffs on Chinese imports

The United States will maintain tariffs on Chinese goods as both countries have no agreement for reductions, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

“There are no other oral or written agreements between the United States and China on these matters, and there is no agreement for future reduction in tariffs. Any rumors to the contrary are categorically false,” they said.

Beijing is seeking to roll back tariffs in order to ease trade tensions with the US, which increased after the US administration imposed sanctions on Chinese imports in 2018.

Source: Jordan News Agency