(The Daily Caller) President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he had a very good call" with Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding progress on a comprehensive trade deal. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Just had a long and very good call with President Xi of China. Deal is moving along very well. If made it will be very comprehensive covering all subjects areas and points of dispute. Big progress being made! 108K 11:03 AM - Dec 29 2018 Twitter Ads info and privacy 45.5K people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy A deal could bring an end to what has been a back-and-forth trade war that has lasted for months. After campaigning on a platform to end Chinas unfair" trade practices with the U.S. Trump has gone on to tax billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods. The U.S. slapped the communist country with a 25 percent punitive tariff on $50 billion worth of their imports in June. The president upped the ante in September imposing a 10 percent levy on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. (RELATED: China Lashes Out At Global Economic Disruptor Trump As Trade War Escalates) Trump threatened to go even further announcing his administration was ready to hike the tariff rate to 25 percent. However during a G-20 summit in Buenos Aires Argentina in early December Trump and Xi reached an agreement with the Chinese president submitting to a number of concessions in return for Trump agreeing to postpone the tariff hike.
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