PressTV-US commerce chief says trade deal with China ‘miles’ away

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the United States and China are still far away from resolving their trade dispute but there is a chance the two countries may reach an agreement.

In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Ross tried to lower expectations for a trade deal between the US and China during high-level talks next week in Washington.

“There is a very large group coming. There’s been a lot of anticipatory work done but we’re miles and miles from getting a resolution and frankly that shouldn’t be too surprising,” Ross said.

“Trade is very complicated, there’s lots and lots of issues – not just how many soybeans and how much LNG.”

The US commerce secretary said Washington believes Beijing must carry out structural reforms in the Chinese economy and there should be a mechanism involving enforcement and verification of whatever is agreed to.

Ross said the two sides were unlikely to resolve all their disputes in next…

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