MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 16th December, 2019) US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer confirmed Sunday that the first phase of a trade deal with China would be inked in early January.
"Right," he told CBS's "Face the Nation" show in response to a question whether it would be signed that soon.
"This is done. This is something that happens in every agreement. There is a translation period, there are some scrubs. This is totally done. Absolutely," Lighthizer added.
Hopes are that the deal will deescalate the nearly two-year trade war between the world's largest economies. It will scrap some of US tariffs on Chinese imports in return for bigger US agricultural exports.