March 26, 2018 / 3:30 PM / a month ago

White House's Navarro says U.S. in talks with China on trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Monday that United States is in talks with China after Washington announced plans to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese products.

FILE PHOTO - Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative, and Peter Navarro chat while they wait for U.S. President Donald Trump to arrive to make an announcement about new tariffs for steel and aluminum imports at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

In an interview with CNBC, Navarro said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer were negotiating with Chinese counterparts to resolve outstanding trade differences.

“We’re hopeful there that China will work with us to basically address some of these practices,” Navarro said.

Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Eric Beech

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