BFF-45 US sees ‘hard deadline’ for China trade negotiations

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US sees ‘hard deadline’ for China trade negotiations

WASHINGTON, Dec 9, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – The US negotiator in charge of trade
talks with China said Sunday he considers March 1 to be a “hard deadline” for
reaching an agreement that would avert an intensifying trade war.

“As far as I’m concerned it’s a hard deadline,” US Trade Representative
Robert Lighthizer said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“When I talked to the president of the United States, he’s not talking
about going beyond March 1, he’s talking about getting a deal if there is a
deal to be gotten in the next 90 days.”

BSS/AFP/FI/ 2253 hrs