Deal or no deal, U.S.-China trade talks may end in weeks: Lighthizer

Reuters | January 12, 2019

The United States and China may be in the final weeks of discussions to hammer out a deal to ease their tit-for-tat tariffs dispute, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday. Washington and Beijing have slapped import duties on each other’s products that have costs the world’s two largest economies billions of dollars, roiled markets and disrupted manufacturing and supply chains.

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In the majority of cases, the consequences are mostly economic — trade barriers are enacted, and then retaliatory measures are used to counter. Relations can continue to escalate until an understanding can be reached by both parties.

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In the majority of cases, the consequences are mostly economic — trade barriers are enacted, and then retaliatory measures are used to counter. Relations can continue to escalate until an understanding can be reached by both parties.

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