Gao Feng, the ministry's spokesperson, said that both sides agree phasing out the tariffs proportionally is "an important condition for reaching the agreement".
Some White House officials are reportedly opposing plans for Washington and Beijing to remove tariffs imposed on each other's goods, .as part of their trade deal.
If the proposals go ahead it is likely to boost the global economy, which has been hammered by tensions between.
China and the U.S. have agreed to roll back tariffs on each other's goods in phases as they work toward a trade deal between the two sides, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng (高峰) said yesterday.
An agreement between the United States and China to roll back existing tariffs as part of a "phase one" trade deal faces fierce internal opposition in the White House and from outside advisers, multiple sources familiar with the talks said.
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"Both sides have agreed to cancel additional tariffs in different phases, as both sides make progress in their negotiations".
China's latest push for more tariff rollbacks would be discussed, but was not expected to derail progress toward an interim deal.
Wall Street nonetheless rose on Thursday on signs of the breakthrough in trade talks.
The report added there is a divide over removal of tariffs amid concerns that it could be disadvantageous to Washington in negotiations with Beijing.
Mr. Trump and Xi were due to meet at this month's gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders in Chile but that event was canceled due to protests there. One possible location was London, where the leaders could meet after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit that Trump is due to attend from December 3-4, the official said.
Taking down tariffs "will help stabilize market expectations, benefit the economies of the two countries and the world economy, benefit producers, and benefit consumers", Gao said. Since Trump took office in 2017, his administration has been pressing China to curb massive subsidies to state-owned firms and end the forced transfer of American technology to Chinese firms as a price of doing business in China.