China starts talks with US on agricultural products

Wednesday, 28. March 2018 18:28

After China threatened to impose barriers on agricultural imports from the United States, particularly soybeans, as a retaliatory measure against President Donald Trump's decision to introduce tariffs on a range of products from the most populous nation, officials from the two countries have sat down to ease tensions, according to a report.

The South China Morning Post quoted on Wednesday Kevin Scott from the US Soybean Export Council, who said its representatives met officials from the responsible ministry in Beijing this week. China seems willing to prevent a disruption in the supply of the commodity with the biggest volumes from the US, he added.

The article adds, citing an unnamed source, that agricultural producers received a call to a meeting from the office of Robert Lighthizer, Trump's chief of trade negotiations.

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