While the talks are being held between second-rung bureaucrats, its outcome could define the course of trade relations between the world’s two largest economies.
The World Trade Organization, the watchdog of global commerce, has fallen victim to Trump's trade war on economic rival China and the United States has put pressure on the WTO itself to reform.
The new deal United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement updates and replaces the nearly 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which US President Donald Trump had promised to cancel and turn into a bilateral pact with Mexico.
Beijing warns of "necessary countermeasures" as Washington announces 10 percent tariffs on Chinese goods, upping the ante in its trade dispute with the Asian economic giant.
US announces a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese goods to take effect on July 6. In reply, China spells out details to impose tariffs on 545 US exports.
White House says President Donald Trump to announce actions against China for allegedly stealing US technology or pressuring US companies to hand it over. Beijing vows to defend China's interests.
A meeting with US President Donald Trump's trade envoy appeared to yield no immediate results for the EU and Japan in the ongoing debate over steal and aluminium tariffs.
With the US President Donald Trump listing China as an adversary last year, analysts say a trade war is looming and blame US trade representative Robert Lighthizer.
The World Trade Organization failed to reach any new agreements on Wednesday, ending a three-day ministerial conference in discord in the face of stinging US criticism of the group and vetoes from other countries.
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