The telephone talks between U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators went well last week, potentially leading to an in-person meeting next week and an increase in Chinese imports of U.S. soybeans, according to Chinese and U.S. sources.
The Trump administration is looking this week to increase the pressure on Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement while making progress with China in the wake of the recent meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico are getting close to a deal to lift U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on its North American allies, clearing the way for ratification of a new trade pact for the three countries, says U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The optimism coming out of the White House and USDA for a U.S. deal with China to end the trade war has been growing for months, but the rosy outlook dimmed this week because of a new rift between both countries’ negotiators.
The Trump administration resumes negotiations with China this week in pursuit of an elusive trade deal, while Congress returns from its two-week Easter recess with a long to-do list that includes a disaster aid bill that is stalled in the Senate.
The U.S.-China trade negotiations return to Washington this week amid signs of progress, while Senate Republicans seek to move forward with a long-stalled package of disaster aid eagerly awaited by a growing list of farmers.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2017 – Congress returns from its five-week summer recess on Tuesday facing a massive to-do list, only complicated by the need to pass legislation to help the people of Texas and Louisiana recover from the wrath of Hurricane Harvey.
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 – Several cabinet members and a White House official gathered at USDA headquarters today for a breakfast meeting of President Donald Trump’s Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.