Trump asks China to scrap tit-for-tat farm tariffs, cites progress in talks© firstpost.com

Trump asks China to scrap tit-for-tat farm tariffs, cites progress in talks

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US President Donald Trump said he had asked China to immediately remove all tariffs on US agricultural products because trade talks were progressing well.

He also delayed plans to impose 25 per cent tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday, as previously scheduled.

“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 said on Twitter, pointing out that he had not raised tariffs on Chinese goods to 25 per cent from 10 per cent on March 1 as planned.