Ustr China Agreement

The USTR said it had taken “the steps China has taken to bring about structural change” on issues such as protecting intellectual property rights, removing barriers to U.S. companies in the financial services and agriculture sectors, and eliminating forced technology transfers. The parties also discussed China`s significant purchases of U.S. products and the future steps needed to implement the agreement,” he said. In particular, the agencies also reported that China had implemented at least 50 of the 57 technical commitments under the Phase One agreement, such as . B plant health and protection obligations. These technical commitments are included in “Chapter 3” of the agreement, which contains specific obligations to remove and remove structural and non-tariff barriers to U.S. agricultural products in the Chinese market, including meat, poultry, seafood, rice, dairy products, feed and feed additives. , pet food and agricultural biotechnology products, USTR said. “This Phase 1 agreement demonstrates that President Trump`s negotiating strategy is working. While It took China a long time to recognize that President Trump was serious, the deal is a great success for the economy as a whole.

After all, this agreement is a measure for U.S. agriculture and a boon for U.S. farmers, ranchers and producers,” said Sonny Perdue, U.S. Minister of Agriculture. The opportunity to participate in this market in a fairer and fairer manner has led to increased sales that support price increases and strengthen the rural economy. The “Topline” benefits mentioned in the interim report include: 1) the lifting of import bans on U.S. poultry meat, including pet food containing poultry products; 2) lift the ban on imports of beef and beef products into the United States on animals over 30 months of age and remove any reference to age restrictions on China`s internal list of beef products that can be exported; 3) Allow the importation of U.S. barley for processing; 4) the removal of restrictions on the importation of pet food into the United States, which are owned by ruminants; 5) the extension of the internal list of U.S. beef and pork products, including processed meat products; 6) recognition of the U.S. system for monitoring the food safety of dairy products; and 7) signing a regionalization agreement under which China will continue to allow imports of U.S.

poultry meat from unaffected areas when highly pathogenic avian influenza or Newcastle disease is detected in an area of the United States. “Both sides see progress and are determined to take the necessary steps to ensure the success of the agreement,” the United States said.