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The US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies at the hearing of the House and Moms Committee on "US-China Trade" at Capitol Hill in Washington, USA, February 27, 2019. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US trade representative's office today announced its intention to formally suspend a planned tariff increase of Chinese goods "until further notice" following President Donald Trump's decision to delay the expiration of the Friday for a trade agreement between China and the United States. in their speeches.

The statement was released after the testimony of US representative Robert Lighthizer to the United States Commission on the means of home and means, in which he affirmed that USTR was following a legal proceeding to implement the delay.

"In accordance with the direction of the president, the US trade representative's office will publish a notification in the federal registry this week to suspend the planned tariff increase until further notice," USTR said in a statement sent by post e.

Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Peter Cooney

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