US trade representative Robert Lighthizer told US Congress last week that no deal was close and insisted that the United States would not agree to a deal that did not enforce structural changes in the Chinese economy. Photo: Reuters
US trade representative Robert Lighthizer told US Congress last week that no deal was close and insisted that the United States would not agree to a deal that did not enforce structural changes in the Chinese economy. Photo: Reuters

US-China trade war deal confusion leaves American companies demanding clarity over mixed messaging

  • Speakers at the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce Business Summit said the uncertainty caused by the tariff war is damaging business
  • At the crux of the uncertainty is how the trade war will be resolved, with speakers complaining over the mixed messaging coming from the US government

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer told US Congress last week that no deal was close and insisted that the United States would not agree to a deal that did not enforce structural changes in the Chinese economy. Photo: Reuters
US trade representative Robert Lighthizer told US Congress last week that no deal was close and insisted that the United States would not agree to a deal that did not enforce structural changes in the Chinese economy. Photo: Reuters
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