Lighthizer: Details on China trade purchases to be written out

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on "The President's 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

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