Trump has said the 25 percent tariff amounted to "stupid trade", while auto industry leaders such as Tesla's Elon Musk have said that Chinese restrictions on foreign automakers created a skewed playing field.
Lawmakers have warned the administration not to go easy on a company that brazenly violated USA sanctions against two rogue nations that were pursuing nuclear weapons production. It would also be subject to significant fines.
But the agreement - which contained no specifics - drew fire from those who had supported Mr Trump's campaign pledge to crack down on what they call China's abusive commercial trade practices.
Trump said ZTE may instead face a fine of up to $1.3 billion, new management and a new board of directors, though it was not clear whether he had the legal authority to impose new financial penalties.
Still, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said China had agreed to dramatically increase purchases of USA farm and energy products. The Chinese struck back with threats to target USA agricultural imports, specifically those that would impact districts in the Midwest and plains states that are vital to Republican electoral fortunes. Trump has also found himself under attack for retreating from penalties his administration announced against a large Chinese telecommunications company, ZTE Corp., for violating USA sanctions against Iran and North Korea. The Commerce Department determined ZTE did not comply with subsequent demands after the initial violation. Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, said over the weekend that similar measures would be needed before the USA would consider a reprieve.
"We urge you not to compromise lawful USA enforcement actions against serial and pre-meditated violators of U.S. law, such as ZTE".
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Rubio wrote that China is "out-negotiating the administration & winning the trade talks right now", criticizing the Trump administration for putting on hold tariffs aimed at Beijing while moving ahead with efforts to save troubled Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE.
Another Commerce, Science and Transportation member, Richard Blumenthal, said he hopes "the president will be tougher and more effective".
That ban particularly was devastating to ZTE and its 75,000 employees, with the company recently announcing it was halting operations. Trump's decision to hold off on tariffs was also coloured by concern that it could harm talks over North Korea's nuclear program, in which China plays a pivotal role as the isolated nation's closest ally. "Or maybe all this is merely a pile of impulsive, ill-considered threats that are increasing business uncertainty, slowing the economy, and irritating friends the US needs on Iran and Korea". The Trump administration had sought to slash the gap by $200 billion. You have to wonder whether the President actually cares whether ZTE is breaking the law or not; as long as the Chinese trade deficit is brought down, it doesn't really matter. There seem to be two camps among the negotiators of the deal from the American side and the hawks seem to be in larger numbers than the doves.
The Trump administration did a fantastic job of shaking the cage and awakening the paranoid patriot inside each of the Senators with stories of spies and bugs in telco equipment, but now the President is struggling to keep a lid on the situation.
But the first real move against a living target came with the President's bid to rewrite, or even fully scrap, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Bill Clinton-era deal with Canada and Mexico that has greatly transformed business on this Continent. The Commerce Department announced on 16 April that the company would be cut off from its USA suppliers, crippling its business, for what Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross called "egregious" violations of United States sanctions.