BEIJING • China and the US have reached an agreement in the sectors of agriculture, autos and energy, and China will immediately start implementing that consensus, a government spokesman said.
“China will start from agricultural products, autos and energy to immediately implement specific items that China and the US have agreed upon,” Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng told reporters in Beijing.
“In the next 90 days, we will work in accordance with the clear timetable and road map to negotiate in areas where both sides have an interest and there are mutual benefits, such as intellectual property rights protection, technology cooperation, market access and the trade balance.”
The comments provide some detail on how the talks are progressing, five days after the two nations’ leaders met in Argentina to try and calm tensions and broker a deal.
There’s no official, confirmed statement of what China agreed as part of the deal, although US President Donald Trump tweeted that China had already agreed to lower tariffs on American cars, and Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that China was preparing to restart imports of US soybeans and liquefied natural gas.
When asked for details on car tariffs, Gao repeated the above statement and suggested watching for an announcement from the State Council’s tariff committee.
He also declined to comment on the detention of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s CFO yesterday.