June 29, 2019 / 7:37 AM / 9 months ago

Trump says agreed U.S. won't raise tariffs, China will buy U.S. farm goods

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

OSAKA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed on Saturday that the United States would refrain from raising levies on Chinese imports for now while China would buy more U.S. agricultural products.

“We’re holding back on tariffs and they’re going to buy farm products,” Trump told a news conference after a two-day summit of the Group of 20 in Osaka, western Japan.

The day’s truce by the world’s two biggest economies offered some relief to gathered leaders of the big economies, as the year-long trade war has cost companies billions, snarled global manufacturing and supply chains and worried financial markets.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Chris Gallagher; Writing by William Mallard; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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