… the U.S. is working on a plan to lift the tariffs it put on steel and aluminum coming from Mexico and Canada, but it wants to preserve the gains it’s made…

 

 

The Sprout: U.S. blinks on tariffs

 

By Charlie Pinkerton, iPolitics 

Mar 13, 2019

 

Here’s today’s agriculture news.

 

The Lead

 

Trade negotiations between the United States and China are in the final weeks, whether they reach a deal or not.

 

That’s what U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a Senate panel Tuesday, as the Wall Street Journal recounts. Both sides are reportedly holding frequent discussions to resolve the final pieces of the deal.

 

However, as Reuters reports, some of those pieces are more like chunks. Lighthizer told the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Tuesday that “if those issues are not resolved in favour of the United States, we won’t have a deal.”

 

According to Lighthizer, the biggest priority of the Chinese is to have U.S. tariffs removed, while the Americans are focused on addressing structural issues around intellectual property rights.

 

Meanwhile, the U.S. is working on a plan to lift the tariffs it put on steel and aluminum coming from Mexico and Canada, but it wants to preserve the gains it’s made for producers within its borders, while the tariffs have been imposed. Reuters reports that Lighthizer nor his office would reveal a timeline for such a plan.

 

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