On Friday, the 8th of March 2019, the White House trade adviser, Clete Willems told that the officials of Trump administration had not yet made any concrete plans of sending a team of delegates to China for next round of face-to-face trade talks, despite much works still left to reach a trade deal.
Over the sidelines of a Georgetown Law School event Willems said the reporters, “We’re talking to them (Chinese officials) every day, but no one’s got any trip plans. Maybe. But there are no plans right now.
” As of now, only advancement the global market conceived had been a delay of the tariff hike on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, although there had been much more to discuss and analysts, alongside White House Officials had been cautioning for the past few days that much more were needed to be done to seal a trade deal.
Never the less, controversies had been looming large over the fate of trade truce, as Trump and his trade representative Lighthizer’s comment had remained hullabaloos. While Trump had been expressing optimisms and advancements on trade talks, the White House officials were evaporating the hopes on a trade deal in a near-term outlook.
However, the White House trade adviser, Willems declined to make any comment on whether the US President Donald Trump would be setting a new tariff deadline, halting the talks momentarily.