Billions of dollars of tariffs, no sign of progress on the core issues in their ongoing dispute.
Officials will “conduct conscientious consultations” in mid-September to prepare.
Carr says talks with Mercosur group will continue “because we are committed to diversifying our trading partners.”
Chinese officials said they will retaliate if Trump goes ahead with more tariff hikes.
A Chinese team is scheduled to visit Washington next week for another round of negotiations.
Trump may let the deadline slide if talks are going well; additional duties on $US200 billion of Chinese goods if they don’t.
Trump administration to escalate its tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10% to 25% on March 2.
Vice Premier Liu He, was invited by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
No progress on US insistence on “structural changes” in areas such as Chinese technology policy, market access, IP protection.
Xi and Trump are due to meet this month at a gathering of the Group of 20 major economies in Argentina.
TPP trade talks have created uncertainty for Canadian egg, poultry and dairy producers, NDP leader says.
Harper tried to tie backing of Muskrat Falls project to European trade talks.