US-China Trade: Talks Before Tariffs

Warning that tariffs targeting China would ultimately hurt U.S. farmers and ranchers, the American Farm Bureau Federation is urging U.S. trade officials to work with their Chinese counterparts to resolve trade concerns before resorting to tariffs.

China is the second-largest market for U.S. agricultural products, with U.S. farmers and ranchers exporting more than $19.6 billion worth of their goods to China in 2017, Dale Moore, AFBF vice president of public affairs, pointed out in recent comments to the U.S. Trade Representative.

The comments were submitted in response to a White House announcement that the U.S. would begin the process of imposing tariffs on Chinese exports due to concerns over Chinese practices that impact U.S. intellectual property. Read More at AFBF’s website.




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