President Donald Trump on Friday said that he has asked China to “immediately remove all tariffs” on U.S. agricultural products, in return for his decision to postpone a March 1 deadline that would have raised U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports.
Doing so would involve China lifting tariffs on U.S. products including beef and pork, Trump said in a pair of tweets Friday evening.
Trump made the request “based on the fact that we are moving along nicely with trade discussions,” he said.
On Sunday, Trump announced that he would delay the additional tariffs that were scheduled to go into effect at the beginning of March. The president has not announced a new deadline for that round of tariffs on Chinese goods.
Trump also said Sunday that if more progress is made toward a resolution of the long-running trade negotiations between the two countries, Chinese President Xi