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USTR suspends China's tariff increase "until further notice"



US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on "US-China Trade" at Capitol Hill, Washington, on February 27, 2019. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Trade Representative's Office announced on Wednesday that it would formally suspend any planned tariff increases for Chinese products "until further notice", following President Donald's decision Trump to postpone until Friday the deadline for a trade agreement between China and China. in their interviews.

The statement was issued following the testimony of US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer before the United States House Ways and Means Committee, in which he stated that the USTR was following a judicial process to implement the delay.

"In accordance with the instructions of the President, the US Trade Representative will issue this week a notice in the Federal Register asking him to suspend the planned rate increase until further notice," said the USTR in a statement. communicated.

Report by David Lawder; Edited by Peter Cooney

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