Negotiators from Beijing and Washington have agreed to phase out tariffs if they're able to strike a trade deal — but apparently not everyone's on board. White House insiders are reportedly split over the American end of the bargain, with Trump's senior trade adviser claiming, “They’re just negotiating in public." Experts, meanwhile, warn there's still plenty of time for talks to fall apart.
How hard have tariffs hit? In September alone, U.S. importers paid a record $7 billion in taxes, while third-quarter economic growth dipped below 2 percent for the first time since 2017.