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US-China trade deal may not be ready for signing in Chile: Official

White House spokesman Judd Deere said both sides were still working to complete work on the interim deal

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An interim trade agreement between the United States and China might not be completed in time for signing in Chile next month as expected but that does not mean the accord is falling apart, a US administration official said on Tuesday.

US and Chinese negotiators are working to complete a text for the agreements for US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Chile Nov. 16-17.

“If it’s not signed in Chile, that doesn’t mean that it falls apart. It just means that it’s not ready,” the administration official said. “Our goal

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First Published: Oct 30 2019 | 3:19 AM IST

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