Lighthizer: Details on China trade purchases to be written out

FILE PHOTO: Chinese staff members adjust U.S. and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between U.S. and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China February 14, 2019. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday said details of Chinese purchases across U.S. agriculture, manufacturing, energy and service sectors in the “phase one” China trade deal would be detailed in writing.

Lighthizer, outlining the purchases in the agreement, told Fox Business Network in an interview: “This will all be written out,” but gave no further details about when the written agreement would be released.

Reporting by Susan Heavey and David Lawder; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama