dvisorWASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow told CNBC on Friday the United States was continuing to talk with China about a number of trade issues, but so far, China had not met U.S. requests.
“We are still talking with China on a number of issues… Those talks will continue to go on. We want lower (trade) barriers across the board,” he said.
Specifically, Kudlow said, the United States was seeking “zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, zero subsidies, stop the IP theft, stop the technology transfer, allow Americans to own their own companies.”
“Those have been our asks for many months and so far those asks have not been satisfied,” he said. “However hope springs eternal.”
Kudlow said he was mildly optimistic about trade talks with the European Union and that soybeans, beef, natural gas, and military sales were “on the board” in those negotiations.
(Reporting by Susan Heavey and David Lawder; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Bernadette Baum)