China announces that it will ban all variants of the synthetic opioid fentanyl effective May 1, 2019, which is considered a concession to the United States amid trade negotiations. China had previously banned some fentanyl varieties, but other varieties were banned only on a case-by-case basis and not as a class of drugs. Due to the opioid crisis in the United States, China`s treatment of fentanyl production and distribution had been a source of tension in bilateral relations. Day 427: September 5, 2019 – China and the United States agree on the 13th round of trade negotiations Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, says tariffs are “purely defensive measures” to reduce the trade deficit.  It says that the cumulative billions of dollars that Americans transfer abroad as a result of annual deficits are then used by these countries to buy U.S. assets, unlike the investment of that money in the United States. these billions of dollars are in the hands of foreigners who can then use them to buy America.  Day 217: February 7, 2019 – Trump says he didn`t xi before the 673:8 deadline. U.S., China signs first trade deal day 348:18:18 June 2019 – Xi and Trump lead trade talks ahead of G20 meeting Trade war has caused economic pain on both sides, causing a distraction from trade from China and the United States. Heather Long told The Washington Post: “Economic growth in the United States has slowed, business investment has frozen, and companies have not hired as many people. Across the country, many farmers have gone bankrupt and the manufacturing and freight sectors have reached the lowest levels since the last recession. Trump`s measures have been one of the biggest tax hikes in years.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) said Friday that China could impose countervailing sanctions on U.S. imports worth $3.6 billion because the United States does not comply with anti-dumping rules on Chinese products. The announcement centres on a WTO case that originated almost six years ago, long before the trade war. The trade agreement includes numerous victories for the U.S. industry, including the opening of the biotech, beef and poultry markets. Banks, insurers, pharmaceutical companies and the energy sector are also the main beneficiaries. The United States and China have been engaged in a customs war since 2018, which has resulted in additional taxes on imports of more than $450 billion ($350 billion) of goods traded. Persistent disputes have disrupted trade flows, slowed global economic growth and worried investors. The agreement provides for increased legal protection for China`s patents, trademarks, copyrights, including improved criminal and civil proceedings to combat online violations, piracy and counterfeiting.