FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, U.S., December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday the United States would keep in place tariffs on Chinese goods until the completion of a second phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement.
“These tariffs will stay in place until there is a Phase 2. If the president gets a Phase 2 in place quickly, he’ll consider releasing tariffs as part of Phase 2,” Mnuchin told reporters.
Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Chris Reese
Source: Reuters: Top News