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U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross: New tariffs will go into effect on December 15 if no deal is reached - Fox

  • Says progress with China is "one step forward, one step back"
  • If nothing happens between now and December 15, the new China tariffs will go into effect
  • Phase one trade deal must be enforceable
  • $40-50 bln in agricultural purchases are "essential" to any deal

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