【貿易休戰】中美貿易談判下周再續 白宮:仍有很多工作要做(附聲明全文)

經濟脈搏 21:33 2019/02/15

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中美新一輪貿易談判結束,美國白宮在會後稱,雙方同意以諒解備忘錄方式記錄承諾,並就中方增購美貨及服務,以降低中美貿易逆差作討論。中美官員仍然有很多工作要做,雙方將趕在3月1日的限期前繼續努力。

白宮表示,雙方進行了詳細而深入的討論,雖有進展,但仍有許多工作要做,將趕在3月1日的限期前繼續處理所有懸而未決的問題。美國和中國官員已同意任何承諾將在兩國之間的諒解備忘錄中說明。

在會談中,美國代表團重點關注結構性問題,包括強制技術轉讓、知識產權、網絡盜竊、農業及服務業、非關稅壁壘和貨幣政策。雙方還討論了中國購買美國商品和服務的問題,旨在減少美國與中國的巨額貿易逆差。

下周,華盛頓將在部長級和副部級層面繼續進行討論。美國期待這些進一步的會談,並希望看到更多的進展。

白宮聲明全文:

This week, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, officials from the United States traveled to Beijing to continue negotiations on the trade relationship between the United States and China.  On the United States side, the talks were led by Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative, and the Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin, the Secretary of the Treasury.  On the Chinese side, the talks were led by Vice Premier Liu He.  On Friday, both delegations had the opportunity to meet with President Xi Jinping regarding their discussions.  The talks also featured extensive technical exchanges between the professional staffs of both countries.

These detailed and intensive discussions led to progress between the two parties.  Much work remains, however.  Both sides will continue working on all outstanding issues in advance of the March 1, 2019, deadline for an increase in the 10 percent tariff on certain imported Chinese goods.  United States and Chinese officials have agreed that any commitments will be stated in a Memoranda of Understanding between the two countries.

During the talks, the United States delegation focused on structural issues, including forced technology transfer, intellectual property rights, cyber theft, agriculture, services, non-tariff barriers, and currency.  The two sides also discussed China’s purchases of United States goods and services intended to reduce the United States’ large and persistent bilateral trade deficit with China.

Next week, discussions will continue in Washington at the ministerial and vice-ministerial levels.  The United States looks forward to these further talks and hopes to see additional progress.

新華社在會後報道,指中美就主要問題達成原則共識,並就雙邊經貿問題諒解備忘錄進行具體磋商。雙方將根據兩國元首確定的磋商期限抓緊工作,努力達成一致。

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