Both sides turning up the heat while implementing measures to soften the fallout at home.
Foreign Affairs minister expressed optimism over incremental progress, but no indication of a resolution close at hand.
Close to an “understanding” about finally lifting the 25% duty on steel and 10% levy on aluminum imports.
Raises the possibility the two sides could work toward a negotiated end to punishing tariffs.
Disses Mexico and Canada as “very difficult to deal with” during the negotiations.
Missed an informal deadline to get a revamped NAFTA to Congress in time for lawmakers to vote on it.
US claims it got a number of commitments on a framework for reducing the deficit over time.
Included demands that China immediately stop providing subsidies to industries listed in a key industrial plan.
The deal aimed at streamlining trade and slashing tariffs was renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
US Treasury Secretary will meet with cabinet ministers and government officials.