Lighthizer says U.S.-China trade deal ‘totally done’

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Liu He, China’s vice premier, right stands with Robert Lighthizer, U.S. trade representative, while arriving for a meeting at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Sunday that the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal the two sides announced Friday is now “totally done.”

Under the agreement, he said, the U.S. will “double exports” to China over the next two years.

The gains stemmed partly from China’s agreement to buy billions of dollars’ worth of American agricultural products.

In exchange, President Trump promised to drop plans to impose a new round of tariffs on Chinese imports on Sunday.

The world’s two biggest economies plan to formally sign the agreement in January.

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