미중 무역협상 1단계 합의, 로이터 통신 보도… 추가관세 시한 이틀 앞두고 극적 타결
The United States has reached a "phase-one" trade deal in principle with China, a source briefed on talks between the two nations said on Thursday, saying a statement from the White House was expected soon.
Trump was scheduled to huddle with his top trade advisers at 2:30 p.m. (1930 GMT) on Thursday. Ahead of the meeting, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told senators that announcements were possibly "imminent" on U.S. tariffs, senior Republican Senator John Cornyn told reporters.
Bloomberg News was first to report a deal in principle had been reached.
U.S. negotiators have offered to reduce tariffs on about $375 billion in Chinese goods by 50% across the board, two people familiar with the negotiations said, and suspend tariffs on $160 billion in goods scheduled to go into effect on Sunday.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Tim Ahmann and Chizu Nomiyama)
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미국과 중국의 '1단계 무역협상'이 마침내 타결됐다는 보도가 나왔따.
뉴욕증시 다우지수로서는 낭보이다.
미국과 중국은 로버트 라이트하이저 미 무역대표부(USTR) 대표와 스티븐 므누신 미 재무장관, 류허(劉鶴) 중국 부총리를 각각 내세워 무역 협상을 진행해 왔다.
트럼프 대통령의 사위인 재러드 쿠슈너 백악관 선임보좌관이 무역 협상에 개입하고 있다는 언론 보도도 이어졌다.
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