- The White House says the USA will host a delegation from China led by Vice Premier Liu He for meetings beginning April 3.
Trump said administration officials are set to visit China for more negotiations, declaring the deal is "coming along nicely".
He also praised the 25 percent tariff the United States imposes pickup truck imports, a legacy of a decades-old trade fight with Germany.
Trump's comments could provide fodder for legal challenges from the auto industry if he follows through on the tariffs he promised past year.
Despite Trump's trade wars, the USA trade deficit with China a year ago hit a record, as avid U.S. consumers drew in foreign-made goods while weakened United States sales of agricultural commodities weighed on American exports.
"I think we're getting very close", Trump said in an interview broadcast on Fox Business Network's "Mornings With Maria" on March 22.
Trump suggested on Wednesday that prolonging the tariffs could be a way to hold Beijing accountable.
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On Friday, China's rubber-stamp parliament approved a foreign investment law to strengthen protections for intellectual property - a central United States grievance - but critics said the bill was rammed through without sufficient time for input from businesses. "I think they need it very badly", he said. "I want them to make them here".
While addressing a media conference, spokesperson Gao Feng said Chinese vice premier Liu He was also invited by the US to pay a visit Washington DC to attend the ninth round of trade talks in early April. "Otherwise you don't have national security", Trump added.
Trump also reportedly acknowledged Xi's reluctance to come to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida without an agreement in hand after seeing him end a separate summit in Vietnam with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without a peace deal.
He said that during the summit, European Union leaders approved the introduction of the so-called "strategic investment control tool" related to Brussels' relations with Beijing as well as the principle of reciprocity in opening state markets.
"The deal will probably happen".
Lighthizer has repeatedly sought to temper optimism about a consensus, telling lawmakers at a US House hearing in late February that much work remained to be done "both before an agreement is reached and, more importantly, after it is reached, if one is reached".
Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng announced Thursday that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will visit the Chinese capital next Thursday and Friday, March 28 & 29, followed by a trip to Washington in early April by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.