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Feb 09, 2019 05:11 PM

Top U.S. and Chinese Trade Officials to Meet This Week in Beijing

Top U.S. officials will arrive in China this week for a third round of negotiations to try to resolve their bilateral tariff dispute ahead of a March 1 deadline to avoid an increase in U.S. tariff rates.

A delegation headed by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for “principal-level meetings” that will take place from February 14 through February 15, the White House announced in a statement on Friday. Lower-level officials will begin meeting on Monday, with the U.S. delegation led by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish, who also led the first round of talks.

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