Beijing          -          Beijing and Washington will soon hold a call on trade, China’s commerce ministry said Thursday, after reports that planned high-level talks on the “phase one” trade agreement between the two countries were postponed. 

The US and China signed the accord in January, bringing a partial truce in their lingering trade war, and obliging Beijing to import an additional $200 billion in American products over two years, ranging from cars to machinery to oil to farm products. The phase one deal also called for officials to hold a “check in” every six months -- but neither government has confirmed that the talks were planned or later postponed. 

“The two sides have agreed to hold a call in the near future,” Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said at a press briefing Thursday when asked if trade talks would be rescheduled.