The Chinese say they will not be bullied into taking a deal that hurts them too much financially, and even the president's allies are anxious he's taking the argument too far.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she had a "productive meeting" with Lighthizer that was nearly entirely focused on the USMCA deal, one of her aides said.
Also Monday, Trump said he still was considering whether to go ahead with penalties on the additional $300 billion of Chinese goods.
Based on 2018 U.S. Census Bureau trade data, China would only have about $10 billion of U.S. products, such as crude oil and big aircraft, left to levy duties on in retaliation for any future U.S. tariffs.
Trump earlier in the day signed an executive order barring US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms deemed to pose a national security risk.
In response, China on May 13 announced plans to hike tariffs on $60 billion worth of United States imports to as high as 25% as of June 1, with American farmers among those likely to bear the brunt of the impact.2 Global equity markets sold off sharply on the latest escalation of trade tensions between the world's two largest economies, while traditional safe havens like 10-year Treasuries and gold rallied. "It will all happen, and much faster than people think!"
Trump denied that talks with China had broken down after Washington punctuated two days of negotiations last week with another round of tariffs on Chinese imports, with Beijing following suit on Monday with higher tariffs on United States goods.
The Trump administration had pledged up to $12 billion in aid to help offset losses for crops hit by Chinese tariffs.
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On Monday, Trump said he would talk to Xi at a G20 summit in late June.
The release followed Beijing's announcement Monday of tariffs of up to 25% on $60 billion of American imports in their spiraling dispute over Chinese technology ambitions and other irritants.
USTR is conducting a full review of the proposed action through a comment and hearing process. The list may include a wide range of consumer goods, from cellphones and computers to clothing and footwear.
As negotiations toward resolving the U.S. Most economists agree that a prolonged trade war between the United States and China would slow both countries' economic growth. "We expect Beijing to significantly ramp up easing/stimulus measures to stabilize financial markets and bolster growth, despite the more limited policy room than in previous easing cycles".
China is running out of options to hit back at the United States without hurting its own interests, as Washington intensifies pressure on Beijing to correct trade imbalances in a challenge to China's state-led economic model.
"Let's be blunt: it's a tax on the American consumer and the American manufacturer. who's paying about $1.4 billion a month in new tariffs", Democratic Senator Chris Coons said in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday.
However, the onshore yuan weakened 0.1% to its lowest level since December 27, 2018, trading at 6.8874 per dollar, after the foreign ministry said it hoped the United States would not underestimate China's determination to defend its interests.
Agreeing to USA demands to end subsidies and tax breaks for state-owned firms and strategic sectors would also overturn China's state-led economic model and weaken the Communist Party's grip on the economy, they said. "As for how they are pursued, I think that hinges upon further consultations between the two sides", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing on Tuesday, without giving details.
Sources have said talks stalled after China tried to delete commitments from a draft agreement that its laws would be changed to enact new policies on issues from intellectual property protection to forced technology transfers.