Hawkish US trade official Lighthizer tapped to lead China trade talks
05 December, 2018, 03:17 | Author: Melinda Barton
There are several significant take-aways from this development, including the argument that Trump's hard line, even at times belligerent stance with Beijing, has caused them to blink first, particularly since economic growth in China has already started to feel the brunt of USA tariffs, while US economic growth, though not as robust as a few months ago, is still strong. "Unless extended, they will end 90 days from the date of our wonderful and very warm dinner with President Xi in Argentina", Trump said.
So far, Trump administration officials have offered tempered optimism on China's ability to move ahead with verbal commitments following years of broken promises. "If it is, we will get it done". They intend to start purchasing agricultural product immediately.
Fresh off the G20 Summit, President Trump was smack talking toward China on Twitter on Tuesday morning.
He then referred to his plan for escalating 10% duties on Chinese imports to 25%, tweeting: "Remember I am a Tariff Man". When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. "It will always be the best way to max out our economic power", he said on Tuesday.
In his briefing with reporters, Kudlow said he assumed that the Chinese would eventually drop their auto tariffs altogether. "MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN", he continued.
"But if a fair deal is able to be made with China, one that does all of the many things we know must be finally done, I will happily sign", Trump said.
The president tweeted directly to USA farmers, some of whom have suffered as a result of Chinese counter-tariffs, to say "Farmers, I LOVE YOU!"
China imposed a retaliatory 25 percent tariff on imports of cars from the US over the summer in response to Trump's own tariffs.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says there is no "specific agreement" between the United States and China that would address China's tariffs on USA auto imports but says he "expects" those duties to go to zero.
"There's a specific understanding that we're going to now turn the agreement the presidents have into a real agreement over the 90 days", Mnuchin told reporters during a gaggle outside the West Wing, while the president was busy tweeting on the topic and said he has a "very strong and personal relationship" with President Xi.
It also said China had agreed to start buying farm products from U.S. farmers immediately. The Chinese market, he noted, is good for more expensive cars manufactured in Europe, but also smaller, more affordable ones produced in Japan and South Korea; it's the American-made cars like trucks and big SUVs that don't have quite the same appeal.
Behind Beijing's apparent caution may also be a whiff of fear that the truce might not last, said Andrew Gilholm, of the consultancy Control Risks.
Gen. Jack Keane said Monday on "The Story" that he's in favor of the truce agreed upon between the USA and China, but "it remains to be seen" what results it will yield.
A White House official said it started on December 1.
With the pause in place, . the 90-day period begins on January 1st, . with the two countries expected to continue talks throughout that period.
One Chinese official said officials were "waiting for the leaders to return" before publicising details. "Bob Lighthizer will be working closely with Steve Mnuchin, Larry Kudlow, Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro on seeing whether or not a REAL deal with China is actually possible".
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