February 14, 2019 / 4:09 AM / 6 months ago

Trump considers 60-day extension for China tariffs deadline - Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Major County Sheriffs and Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a 60-day extension of the Mar. 1 deadline for higher tariffs on Chinese imports, Bloomberg said on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

Trump was considering the extension so as to give two-way talks more time, Bloomberg added.

A trade delegation led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin began high-level talks with Chinese counterparts, led by Vice Premier Liu He, on Thursday.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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