US President Donald Trump said yesterday that he’s open to an “interim” trade agreement with China, but insisted that he’d “rather get the whole deal done”. . He said “a lot of people are talking about, and I see a lot of analysts are saying: an interim deal, meaning we’ll do pieces of it, the easy ones first… But there’s no easy or hard. There’s a deal or there’s not a deal. But it’s something we would consider, I guess.”
The comments came after Bloomberg reported that Trump’s advisers are considering the idea of an interim trade agreement with China. That involve delaying or even rolling back some tariffs. In return, China has to offer commitments on intellectual property protection and agricultural product purchases.