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Trump asks China to “immediately remove” tariffs on U.S. agricultural products

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President Trump asked Friday for China to “immediately remove” tariffs on U.S. agricultural products, which China issued as a retaliation for tariffs Trump placed on Chinese goods, tweeting "we are moving along nicely with Trade discussions."

Between the lines: The Trump administration announced this week that they will not move forward with increasing tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, a measure that would have gone into effect Friday. Trump indicated he hoped China would ease off agricultural tariffs in reciprocation.