US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, in remarks to the International Monetary Fund committee, said the administration's goal was to prepare "a basis for future growth through fairer trade deals". "The understanding was (the need for) building more peer pressure for everybody to play by the trade rule-book, and be willing to expand and improve this rule-book".
Mnuchin said negotiations last week between the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies, had achieved "substantial progress" on phase one of a trade deal to resolve the USA claims that China is stealing intellectual property.
She said Somalia was committed to making further reforms despite challenging circumstances, which were aimed at paving the way for debt relief.
The new head of the International Monetary Fund urged policy makers this week to undertake measures to bolster the slowing global economy and asked for a show of hands from those who planned to follow her recommendations. -China trade war, and financial worries in emerging markets.
In a communique issued on Saturday, the IMF's steering committee said the global economy is projected to grow about 3 percent this year, but the pace has weakened since April.
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Global finance officials wrapped up their fall meetings earlier this week pledging to "employ all the right tools" to combat the weakest global economic growth in a decade, but there was little evidence of progress in easing trade tensions, a major source of recession. The United States was among the nations that received a downward GDP growth forecast, to grow only 2.1% next year, well below the administration's forecast, and also below the forecasts of many economists.
Tao Zhang added that such growth rates were still "reasonable" given that China was going through a period of economic restructuring as it looked for a sustainable growth strategy. The trade war of China is not only a burden weighing on the Chinese economy.
Since three-fourths of the economic impact from the trade war has been indirect - stemming from lower confidence and investment rather than diminished trade flows - economists say it will likely take more than a simple lifting of tariffs to fully recover. US officials said negotiations to wrap up those details are underway.
"I think the biggest key that President Trump has is in relation to predictability and, and certainty of the terms of trade".
However, Zhang said China's 6% growth was still one of the highest growth rates in the world, and even if it slowed to 5.8% that would be within a "reasonable range".
While the United States has outshined other industrialized economies this year, there are increasing signs that Trump´s trade wars have wounded American industries, with manufacturing and agriculture badly damaged, exports weakening and investments by businesses sharply curtailed. "Climate change and vulnerability make poor countries more vulnerable".
She said: "The breath of autumn begins to ice the roadway".