"I would say to the extent that the Chinese want to make serious efforts to make structural changes, I and the administration are available any time to discuss those," Mnuchin said during a hearing before lawmakers in Washington.
"We are monitoring very carefully the impact of tariffs and we will continue to do so," he said.
Mnuchin also said that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement was a big priority for the administration now that Mexico's recent presidential election had passed.
(Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and David Gregorio)
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