Trump aide Kudlow says China tariff deadline extension not decided

Business | 15 Feb 2019 10:51 am

Asked Thursday if US President Donald Trump was considering extending the deadline for tariff increases, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said a decision has not been been made, Bloomberg reports.

Negotiators in Beijing "are soldiering on” and the "vibe” is good, Kudlow said on Fox News, adding that he was briefed by U.S. officials earlier Thursday. "They are going to be meeting with President Xi tomorrow, which is a very good sign. They are moving through all of the issues. They are getting the job done.”

Kudlow later told reporters at the White House that he’s "cautiously optimistic” on the outcome of the talks with China.

A meeting date between Trump and Xi has not been set and it is unlikely the pair can meet before the March 1 deadline.

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Tuesday that Trump wants to meet Xi "very soon.”

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