Trump asks China to immediately remove agricultural tariffs

Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP

US President Donald Trump said he has asked China to "immediately remove all tariffs" on American agricultural products citing progress in trade talks between the two nations.

He announced that he would delay the additional tariffs that were scheduled to go into effect at the beginning of March.

Trump said that if trade negotiations between the two countries made progress then Chinese President Xi Jinping would be invited to a summit his Florida golf course, Mar-a-Lago, to "conclude an agreement".

It’s unclear what effect Trump’s demand could have on ongoing trade talks.

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