The US Trade Representative's Office issued a notice to postpone a planned increase of US $ 200 billion in customs duties on Chinese goods.
A spokeswoman for the Office of the Trade Representative said the notification was due to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday. The notice said it was "no longer appropriate" to increase tariffs in view of progress in negotiations since December 2018.
The tariff increase from 10 percent to 25 percent was initially scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, but after positive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump's administration decided to extend the deadline by 90 days.
Noting progress in talks with Chinese negotiators, US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would postpone further tariff increases.
The fee, which began in September 2018, will remain at 10 percent until further notice, the notification said.