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Playing the long game on China

Playing the long game on China
Gregg Doud, U.S. chief ag negotiator, said getting the right deal done with China is the focus of Trump administration.

Getting a deal done right is more important than getting a deal done quickly in regard to trade negotiations with China, U.S. chief agricultural trade negotiator Gregg Doud said last week at the Iowa Farm Bureau’s 100th annual meeting in Des Moines.

“This is the trade issue of our era,” he said. “This is a problem, and it’s got to be dealt with.”

The two countries ag­­reed to a 90-day reprieve from further escalating tariffs Dec. 1 at the G-20 Summit in Argentina. That provides a window for the conflict to be resolved before Iowa farmers plant their 2019 crops. Still, Doud was clear that the U.S. still has serious concerns about China’s ongoing intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer and cyber ...




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