The officials agreed to "work together and take practical actions to create favourable conditions for consultations", the Chinese commerce ministry said in a statement.
China said it would impose additional tariffs on a total of 5,078 US products that include agricultural products, crude oil, small aircraft and cars. Tariffs on some products would take effect on September 1 and others on December 15.
The US-China trade war is already having a negative impact on the global economy. If Donald Trump and Xi Jinping cannot agree to new terms at the G20 Summit, it will affect everyone.
Tokyo and Washington are working on a two-way trade pact but President Donald Trump has said he does not expect major progress on it until July when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc faces an election for parliament's upper house.
Turkey’s removal from the Generalized System of Preferences program follows its "sufficient economic development," the US Trade Representative’s office says. India has also been removed from the list which provides tariff-free entry for some goods.
Higher-level negotiations will take place on Thursday and Friday after efforts in Beijing last week came to a head without any deal or resolution to a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive US tariff hike.
The deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will lead a delegation to Beijing in early January for the first face-to-face talks after a truce in tariff war between two countries, Bloomberg News reports.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was speaking to businessmen from the United States saying that Turkey will take every step to protect businesses from trade measures taken against US tariffs.
US President Donald Trump has upped the ante on China as his administration may be about to slap tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says being allies does not mean that Turkey has to follow the US, and it would not cut ties with Iran simply because the US says so.
Shares in European Union car manufacturers fell after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on cars imported from the bloc, traders said.
The EU is to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products, from whiskey and motorcycles to peanuts and cranberries. India and Turkey have already targeted US products, ranging from rice to cars to sunscreen.
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