11/8/2019, 2:40 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Navarro: No deal on tariffs removal for phase one

Assistant to United States President Donald Trump and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro (pictured) said that there is "no agreement at this time to remove any of the tariffs as a condition of the phase one deal," and that "the only person who can decide that is President Trump."

Navarro told Sky News that he wasn't aware of the previous statement of Director of the US National Economic Council Larry Kudlow who stated that "if there's a phase one trade deal, there are going to be tariff agreements and concessions."

Earlier in the day, a White House spokesman Stephanie Grisham said the United States is "very, very optimistic" about reaching a trade deal with China. Meanwhile, China also indicated that a phase one deal would contain the stripping of tariffs.

Breaking the News / TF