It is noted that some $50 billion worth of Chinese imports already face 25 percent tariffs, while the 10 percent tariffs â€"which target a massive $200 billion in goods â€" will also remain in effect.
Xi avoids further immediate pressure on China's slowing economy, while Trump - scarred by last month's midterm elections that saw the Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives - can ease damage to agricultural USA states that export to China, particularly soybean producers.
A White House statement said both sides would immediately begin talks over a wide range of issues, including forced technology transfers, intellectual property protection, non-tariff barriers and cyber intrusions.
During the meeting in Buenos Aires, the United States agreed not to increase tariffs on January 1, as had been planned, while China agreed to immediately buy more agricultural products from U.S. farmers.
But as trade tensions ratcheted up with the USA this summer, Beijing retaliated by slapping vehicles imported from the USA with an extra 25 per cent tariff, bringing the total tariff rate to 40 per cent. "Level the field!" Trump said.
The steps agreed so far seem to be leading trade agreements down the right path. Beijing has also agreed to designate Fentanyl as a controlled substance, which is great news it is reportedly causing an epidemic of opioid-related deaths in the US.
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Specifically, China highlighted that the two leaders plan to visit each other's countries at some point and that both sides would work toward scrapping all tariffs to reach a mutually beneficial, win-win agreement.
"If they cancel the extra 25 percent tariff on USA -made cars, then we will see positive signs for imported cars", said director of the China Automobile Dealers Association's import committee, Wang Cun, according to Reuters.
In Buenos Aires, they did reach such an accord.
Business groups have welcomed those changes but say they don't address more important complaints about a thicket of rules limiting access to China's finance, logistics and other industries. "This is the first time that we have a commitment from them that this will be a real agreement".
U.S. President Donald Trump predicted Monday "very good things will happen" in a U.S.
China is the world's biggest auto market both in terms of demand and supply. "Both sides avoided the worst-case scenario". In a bit of good news, a new presidential tweet suggests that at least one facet of the trade war might be approaching an armistice.
According to the US President, his relationship with Xi is "very special".
A more upbeat assessment was published in the state-owned Global Times, which is run by the People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party.