US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

Trump asks China to lift tariffs on US farm produce

ANI | Updated: Mar 02, 2019 16:45 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar 2 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Friday (local time) asked China to lift all tariffs on agricultural products imported from the United States, considering the fact that trade talks between the two countries were "moving along nicely."
Trump tweeted: “I have asked China to immediately remove all Tariffs on our agricultural products (including beef, pork, etc.) based on the fact that we are moving along nicely with Trade discussions....”

Trump reminded China that the US did not increase the second round of tariffs on Chinese goods that was originally scheduled to come into effect on March 1.
“....and I did not increase their second traunch of Tariffs to 25% on March 1st. This is very important for our great farmers - and me,” tweeted the US President.

China and the United States have temporarily halted the trade war between the sides in order to hold talks to alleviate the situation. A 90-day truce period was decided upon by Trump and Xi when they met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina last year.
The US President had earlier threatened to raise tariffs on the USD 200 Billion of Chinese products from 10 per cent to 25 per cent at the end of the period of truce on March 1. Upon “successful” trade talks between the two nations, he later indicated that he might extend the March 1 deadline to work out a deal. (ANI)