Speaking from G20

  • There is a general view among G 20 to see China open its markets
  • Does not view US trade policy as my way or the highway
  • Has had direct discussions with Chinese on trade but progress has not been sufficient
  • US needs to be prepared to act in defense of free and fair trade
  • Steel and aluminum tariffs was a very small part of G 20 discussions
  • This is not about protectionism, this is about free and fair trade
  • Wants to make sure crypto currencies are not used by bad actors for terrorist financing, illicit activities
  • Talks on metal tariff exemptions are ongoing