Trump delays China tariffs on 'very productive' trade talks

US President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he will be delaying the increase of tariffs on Chinese imports scheduled for March 1.

Donald Trump Tariff China Twitter United States Japanese yen

Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that the delay was due to 'very productive' trade talks between the two countries.

Trump said he would delay an increase in US tariffs on Chinese goods scheduled for later this week, and said if progress continued he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would finalise a deal.

Trump had planned to increase tariffs to 25% from 10% on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports into the US if a deal were not reached by March 1.

Trump said in a tweet that progress had been made on a host of divisive areas including intellectual property protection, technology transfers, agriculture, services and currency.

He said: 'I will be delaying the US increase in tariffs now scheduled for March 1. Assuming both sides make additional progress, we will be planning a Summit for President Xi and myself, at Mar-a-Lago, to conclude an agreement. A very good weekend for U.S. & China!.'

Aussie gains after Trump delays China tariffs

IG market analyst Kyle Rodda says 'much of this news has been baked into market-pricing, but the improved sentiment can still be observed'.

The AUD is the favoured proxy for trading trade-war headlines, and this has manifested in a slight jump in the currency this morning.

Yields on short-term bonds are a little higher, but interest rate markets haven't shifted much, while the yield on 10 Year ACGBs has actually fallen, showing that traders are reluctant to price in improved global growth conditions just on the basis of this story.'

The Australian dollar rose, and the yen sagged in early trade. The Australian dollar gained 0.3% to $0.7149, reacting to Trump's latest posts on Twitter.

The Japanese yen eased 0.1% to 110.77 yen to the dollar, while the offshore yuan strengthened 0.1 % to 6.6930 yuan against the dollar, also on the news.

Trump also said he would plan a summit meeting with Xi at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to conclude the agreement.


This information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients.

Live prices on most popular markets

  • Forex
  • Shares
  • Indices
Sell
Buy
Updated
Change
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Sell
Buy
Updated
Change
Sell
Buy
Updated
Change
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
China 300
-
-
-
-

You might be interested in…

Find out what charges your trades could incur with our transparent fee structure.

Discover why so many clients choose us, and what makes us a world-leading provider of CFDs.

Stay on top of upcoming market-moving events with our customisable economic calendar.