Ag Trade: China Set to be World’s Top Corn Importer, Biden Reviews Phase One Deal Feb 1, 2021

🕔Feb 1, 2021
Last week, Reuters writers Mark Weinraub and Karl Plume reported that, “China booked its biggest purchase of U.S. corn yet, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, buying more at once than any country except the Soviet […]

Ag Trade: Chinese 2020 Purchases Well Below Target, But Back Up to 2017 Levels Jan 25, 2021

🕔Jan 25, 2021
Late last week, Aime Williams and Justin Jacobs reported at The Financial Times Online that, “China has purchased less than three-fifths of the US goods projected under the ‘phase one’ trade deal that paused a […]

Ag Trade: One Year Later – ‘Phase One’ Deal Producing Results for U.S. Wheat Jan 21, 2021

🕔Jan 21, 2021
Just over a year ago, on Jan. 15, 2020, the U.S.-China “Phase One” agreement was signed, leading to the eventual waiver of China’s retaliatory tariffs against U.S. agricultural products. Those […]

Ag Trade: U.S., China “Committed” to “Success” of the Phase One Deal Aug 26, 2020

🕔Aug 26, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Bob Davis and Lingling Wei reported this week that, “Senior U.S. and Chinese officials said they were committed to carrying out the phase-one trade accord between the two […]

Ag Trade: Phase One Talks Delayed, Perspective on U.S. Exports to China Aug 20, 2020

🕔Aug 20, 2020
Bloomberg News reported this week that, “President Donald Trump said he called off last weekend’s trade talks with China, raising questions about the future of a deal that is now the […]

Ag Trade: U.S., China to Discuss Phase One Deal Later This Month Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Lingling Wei and Bob Davis reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “The U.S. and China have agreed to high-level talks on Aug. 15 to assess Beijing’s compliance with the bilateral trade agreement signed early […]

Ag Trade: China Buys U.S. Corn, Cotton, Pace Too Slow for Phase One Pledges Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Dominic Carey reported last week that, “While U.S. shippers sent sizable orders of wheat, corn, cotton, pork and other agriculture goods to China in May, China would […]

Ag Trade: China’s Restrictions on Food Imports Meet Resistance from Exporters Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Last week, Bloomberg’s Mike Dorning reported that, “U.S. health and agricultural authorities issued thinly veiled criticism of new demands from China for food-exporting companies to sign documents stating that they comply with safety standards to prevent transmission […]

U.S. Trade Rep Defends Phase One Deal, Expects China to Fulfill Its Promise Jun 18, 2020

🕔Jun 18, 2020
Ana Swanson reported in today’s New York Times that, “The Trump administration’s top trade negotiator defended the president’s economic agreement with China on Wednesday, saying that Beijing was buying more American products […]

Ag Trade: Observers Assess Phase One Commitments by China Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
Bloomberg writer Isis Almeida reported last week that, “Crop traders obsessing over the deadly coronavirus in China may be overlooking another key challenge to the Trump administration’s phase one trade deal: the U.S. dollar. “The virus’s spread […]

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