WASHINGTON, August 20. /TASS/. The President of the United States Donald trump does not expect significant results from trade negotiations between emissaries of the US and China in Washington this week. The corresponding opinion was expressed on Monday in an interview with Reuters.
In addition, the head of state said that “does not put time limits” for negotiations with China on resolving trade issues.
Earlier it was reported that the Chinese delegation headed by Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Showanim will visit Washington for talks on trade issues 22-23 August.
Trump has repeatedly stated that he doesn’t like the trade deficit with China. On 15 June he announced that, in connection with the alleged theft by China of American intellectual property and technology, and also the fact that Beijing has resorted to unfair trade practices, the US imposes duties of 25% on imported from this country goods worth $50 billion. the government of China responded with tariffs applied to imported American goods at the same cost.
After that, the U.S. representative for trade negotiations Robert Leitheiser announced the preparation of a supplementary list of Chinese goods in the amount of $200 billion for the imposition of tariffs at 10%. He explained this step the fact that China does not want to change unfair trade practices.