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Lighthizer on China seeking flexibility

There are reports that China is going to ask for flexibility on increasing U.S. ag product purchases under the phase one trade agreement, in light of the spreading coronavirus.

But, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer tells Agri-Pulse he has NOT seen a request for flexibility from China.

John Baize with the U.S. Soybean Export Council tells Agri-Pulse soybean crushers in China’s Wuhan province, where the outbreak is centered, have been idled. They were shut down for China’s Lunar New Year, but those closures have been extended.

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