Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears on Fox Business to discuss the status of the U.S-China trade “negotiations” :::nudge-nudge, wink-wink::: as well as highlights the ‘phase-1’ fulcrum is actually China committing to the $50b Ag purchase without condition. Secretary Ross also notes the December 15th date just happens to be “not bad timing” if the U.S. team is actually “forced” to put more tariffs on China. LOL.
Additionally, Mr. Ross notes the challenge of a strong dollar as the idea relates to allied nations who are stimulating their own economy by sending us even cheaper stuff, ie. Brazil.