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Ross says U.S., China to discuss trade deal in call on Friday

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Ross says U.S., China to discuss trade deal in call on Friday
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross attends the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, at a hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Kham   -   Copyright  KHAM(Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Friday there would be a call between U.S. and Chinese officials later in the day as both sides continue to hammer out a phase one trade pact, but added U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports could still start Dec. 15.

“We’re down to the last details now,” Ross said in an interview with Fox Business Network, adding that U.S. President Donald Trump has not yet indicated any change to the upcoming tariff increase.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Lisa Lambert; Editing by Andrew Heavens)