NEW YORK, April 30. /TASS/. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin he had “cautious optimism” about the upcoming trade negotiations with China. He stated this on Monday in an interview with broadcaster Fox News.
“I am cautiously optimistic, he said. – Not going to predict what might happen in the negotiations. We will go there and do a candid discussion of those issues that President (USA Donald) trump has touched over the last year. I hope we will be able to achieve substantial progress, we are going there in order to make progress.”
Last week it became known that Mnuchin this week will visit the Chinese capital to discuss trade problems between Beijing and Washington. According to news Agency Bloomberg, in addition to the head of Finance, will travel to China also the US representative for trade negotiations Robert Leitheiser, head of the National Council on trade at the White house Peter Navarro, as well as the head of the National economic Council under President Lawrence Kudlow.
The administration of the President of the United States on April 3 announced the list of products imported from China, for which the Ministry of Commerce of the United States intends to introduce an additional 25 per cent duty. In response, China’s state Council published a list of American goods, which can be set similar fees. The entry into force of the response depends on whether the United States to act in accordance with the published intentions.