Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump are expected to meet in Japan on Saturday. Photo: AFP

US willing to suspend trade war tariff increase after Trump-Xi meeting at G20 in Japan, report says

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump are set to meet in Osaka on Saturday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 meeting
  • US has already increased tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10 per cent to 25 per cent
Topic |   G20

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump are expected to meet in Japan on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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The World Trade Organisation has been tracking and quantifying “import restrictive measures” since May 2012, and the latest figure is 3.5 times higher than the initial average. Photo: AFP

US-China trade war caused ‘dramatic spike’ in trade barriers, WTO warns ahead of G20 summit

  • October 2018 to May 2019 saw second largest spike in trade barriers on record, with 20 new restrictions between the G20 covering trade worth US$335.9 billion
  • G20 leaders will meet in Osaka, Japan this week, including an expected meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump
Topic |   G20

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The World Trade Organisation has been tracking and quantifying “import restrictive measures” since May 2012, and the latest figure is 3.5 times higher than the initial average. Photo: AFP
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