Lighthizer: Ready to work with Democrats to work out USMCA deal
Comment from US trade rep Lighthizer
Lighthizer said he is ready to work with Democrats 'sooner rather than later' to work out differences on the USMCA trade deal.
I don't understand how that's supposed to work. Canada and Mexico are already in the process of ratifying the text. Sure you can get some side-letters but that's going to take some negotiation as well.
From the Democrats side, you would basically be handing Trump a win when (arguably) that would weaken your hand politically and it would come without even the benefit of changing the deal.
- US 'certainly willing to engage' with China in trade talks
- Unclear when US-China negotiations will restart
- Expects to meet with Chinese vice-premier ahead of G20
- It's in the interest of both the US and China to have a successful trade agreement