Next Round Of U.S.-China Trade Talks Scheduled For October

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Next Round Of U.S.-China Trade Talks Scheduled For October
China's commerce ministry said in a statement Thursday the two sides will hold high-level discussions in Washington in early October.
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The U.S. and China have agreed to return to the negotiating table for yet another round of trade talks. 

China's commerce ministry said in a statement Thursday the two sides will hold high-level discussions in Washington in early October.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly spoke about the planned negotiations during a phone call Thursday.

But some analysts wonder if a breakthrough is possible, considering how much the ongoing trade war between the two countries has escalated. 

Last week, the U.S. started imposing 15% tariffs on a wide variety of Chinese goods, from firearms to apparel to electronics. And China slapped new duties on American crude oil. 

And earlier this week, China said it filed a complaint against the U.S. with the World Trade Organization over tariffs.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.