More Trade Talks With China This Week

April 8, 2019 02:03 PM

Trade talks between the U.S. and China are expected to continue this week via teleconferences. Last week, President Trump announced, "we are rounding the turn" with China.  It followed three days of talks with China's Vice Premier in Washington.

China's official news agency said the talks "achieved new progress".  It also said remaining issues will be handled through "various effective means".  The news agency said the talks dealt with issues including technology transfer, intellectual property rights protection, non-tariff measures, agriculture, and enforcement.

Both President Trump and Chinese leaders said major progress on the final text for an agreement has been made. The President said we'll know more over the next four weeks whether a deal can be reached.  Why so long?  AgDay's Washington insiders say the U.S. negotiators have told industry officials that even after reaching a preliminary deal, they will need an additional two weeks beyond that to review the fine print.

President Trump says some of the toughest things in the deal have been agreed to, but he confirmed enforcement provisions of any possible deal remain a sticking point with China.

Related Article: President: "We Are Rounding the Turn" With China


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Spell Check

Denmark, WI
4/11/2019 08:51 AM

  All these slickers do is talk!! Like a bunch of old maids, sitting around cackling away all day. Farming today is politicians talking, American farms dying.

Russell F Mossman
Eldora, IA
4/9/2019 10:20 AM

  Please help the farmers soon. Prices are so low. We keep waitig for something to be done.

Augusta, ME
4/10/2019 07:26 AM

  A trade deal maybe but it won't be THE trade deal of trumps mad dreams! This whole exercise was a complete waste. It could have been done differently with much less collateral damage!


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