Progress on China’s Phase One implementation
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says China has continued its progress in implementing the US-China Phase One trade agreement. In a release, the department says the country has taken several additional actions to realize its agriculture-related commitments.
The most recent actions include conditionally lifting a ban on imports of beef and beef products from animals over 30 months of age, signing a protocol that allows the importation of fresh California nectarines, and updating lists of facilities approved for exporting dairy, infant formula, seafood, and fish oil and fish meal. Perdue says these measures are promising steps to fulfill their purchase commitments.
The USDA says China’s new tariff exclusion process went into effect on March 2 and importers can now apply for exclusions from retaliatory tariffs.