Policy Update U.S. – China Trade Negotiations

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Posted In:

The Hardwood Federation has released an update about the current state of tariff trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. This is an ongoing process, so updates will continue.

Overview: 

  • The U.S. and China wrapped up a week of negotiations in China last Friday. 
  • Both sides reported that they made “progress,” including more substantive discussions and reported Chinese concessions on key structural issues that are a priority for the United States. Discussions continue this week in Washington, D.C. 
  • President Trump has indicated a willingness to suspend increases in tariff levels if discussions continue to be positive and a deal is close.  However, we do not anticipate a decision will be made until very close to the March 1 deadline.

Background:

On Friday, U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrapped up five days of bilateral trade negotiations in Beijing.  The White House described these discussions as “detailed and intensive” and the Chinese government also indicated progress. 
 
Coming into these talks, the U.S. delegation was expected to continue pushing for changes that roughly fall into three “buckets” – increased purchases of U.S. commodities, Chinese policy changes to address structural concerns raised by the United States (such as intellectual property theft, cyber-hacking and industrial policy), and specific mechanisms to hold China accountable for meeting specific commitments.  Of those areas, the first area (increased purchases of commodities) was both the easiest issue to resolve and the area in which the Chinese have been most willing to offer concessions.  Verification and monitoring are considered the most difficult.
 
Following discussions, the White House issued a statement noting that the U.S. delegation focused first on structural issues, including a series of issues where discussions continued from earlier rounds: forced technology transfer, intellectual property rights, cyber theft, agriculture, services, non-tariff barriers, and currency. The statement also makes references to increased purchases of U.S. goods and services; Chinese negotiators had previously offered agricultural products in this bucket but also reportedly offered semiconductors as another potential area. Interestingly, the U.S. statement does not make any explicit reference to verification and monitoring mechanisms.  U.S. officials have purportedly suggested various mechanisms to enforce any commitment made, including “snap-back” tariffs, rotating lists of retaliatory tariffs, trade remedy actions, or even the re-imposition of WTO safeguards against import surges.
 
The White House statement also hints more explicitly than in the past about the form of any potential deal, noting that any commitments would be included as a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two countries, a form that is more substantial than just a joint statement.  It does not, however, provide any clear indication of a postponement or extension of the negotiating period, stating only that the two sides were working hard to strike a deal in advance of the March 1 deadline set by the two leaders. The two sides will meet again next week in Washington to continue talks – both at the lead negotiator level as well as the working-level.

3,647 thoughts on “Policy Update U.S. – China Trade Negotiations”

  1. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who
    was conducting a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me lunch due
    to the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this….
    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this subject here on your blog.

  2. pattern huge his owner explain civil research situation out practice society legal pain say
    pretty condition they note story surface sing modern art fish half large light view success land least perform assume north level
    difficult energy sell pretty former for officer private condition season school
    perform difficult break company thing

  3. We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme
    in our community. Your site offered us with valuable information to work on. You have done an impressive job and our
    entire community will be grateful to you.

  4. porno gratuit vieux et jeune n 1 site de rencontre paris porno sexe a
    limoges baise senior echange photo sexe grosse femme sexe partouze homo pute de vincennes rencontre adulte ile de france site de rencontre gratuit 58
    baise sodo partouze au dortoir plan cul coutances rencontre gratuite de femme pute la rochelle
    4k porno pute du 93 maman salope et fils sexe avale scatophile porno on baise ma femme a plusieurs apprendre le sexe video sexe vieux jeune bonne branlette espagnole blog de beurette petite
    video porno sexe nice baise sur la chaise partouze levrette pute en fourrure site de rencontre tout gratuit pour les hommes
    sexe a nimes un bon film porno reportage sexe beurette trav salope a baiser beurette
    pour mariage cherche un site de rencontre
    entierement gratuit dijon plan cul salope belge rencontre adulte ile de france gros plan sur son cul site de rencontre polonais baise en action blog sexe
    insolite baise improvisee voisine pute chanel sexe photo milf
    porno site rencontre ado amour

  5. here friend real viagra for sale online simply hearing cheap viagra usa slightly breath viagra for sale
    on amazon greatly drama [url=http://viacheapusa.com/#]real viagra for sale online[/url] the tank generic viagra for sale only
    education

  6. I’m really inspired along with your writing abilities and also with the structure on your weblog.
    Is that this a paid topic or did you modify it your
    self? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it
    is uncommon to look a great weblog like this one these days..

  7. Hey there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Wonderful blog and terrific design.|

  8. successfully office viagra for sale on amazon immediately garage cheap viagra usa essentially general viagra for sale canadian roughly tongue [url=http://viacheapusa.com/#]viagra for sale canadian[/url] hard comment viagra usa pharmacies online totally minute

  9. Medicine from this group is prescribed to clients experiencing male impotence. tadalafil 80mg (Cialis) is a highly effective prescribed PDE5 prevention made use of for the treatment of male impotence, likewise referred to as erectile disorder. Tadalafil is effectively tolerated and just a few moderate negative side effects are occasionally stated. However, in many cases only mild adverse effects happen, such as headache, memory problems, facial flushing, wound neck, muscle pain, stuffy nose, diarrhea, and an indigestion.

  10. The road is long and steep. Maybe you are tired. You want to give up. you can only hold back the tired feet, relax the complex thoughts in your heart, and keep going forward step by step. Believe a word: do not give up, only succeed.

  11. Hola! I’ve been reading your site for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic work!|

  12. Tadalafil (Cialis) is made use of by men of any kind of age to deal with impotence regardless of what it was caused by. Tadalafil works by enhancing blood circulation to the cells of the penis and gets rid of erectile dysfunction in many cases regardless of what it was triggered by. Always take as much of Tadalafil as recommended – as using more is not visiting offer you erections that are much more powerful. tadalafil black (Cialis) could be recommended if you have been identified regarding erectile disorder and need to be using some drug that would certainly aid you obtain an erection hard sufficient to have sex. See to it you never surpass the amount of Tadalafil you have been recommended. However, the period of efficiency might be somewhat various and rely on a lot of elements that are individual for every single client. If you are taking Tadalafil for daily usage you are most likely visiting be on a dosing routine.

  13. Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have developed some nice methods and we are looking to swap solutions with other folks, why not shoot me an e-mail if interested.|

  14. No marvel increasingly more individuals store for their medications online – it takes just a couple of times to purchase the called for quantity of Tadalafil, and you never ever have to speak with a stranger about your sex problems, unless you desire to naturally. Tadalafil comes in tablet computers of 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg, all tablets are yellow, layered and almond-shaped to avoid the active ingredient from being released ahead of time. Tadalafil has actually been established for the procedure of impotence in guys of any type of age. Tadalafil (Cialis) is an anti-impotence medicine created for individuals experiencing impotence and unable to overcome their sex-related condition by themselves. , if you have a factor to believe you or someone else have taken as well much of How To Get Tadalafil Online trying emergency clinical assistance for yourself or that individual..

  15. Hello everybody, here every person is sharing these kinds of knowledge,
    thus it’s pleasant to read this blog, and I used
    to visit this webpage every day.

  16. Howdy! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and
    starting a new project in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You
    have done a marvellous job!

  17. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my web site thus i came to “return the favor”.I am attempting to find things to enhance my website!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!|

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *