Groups Want Biden to Restart Trade Talks with China

Some of the most influential business groups in America want the White House to restart trade talks with China. According to the New York Times the groups also want tariffs cut on goods imported from China. Those duties have been in place since the beginning of a trade war between the two nations. The groups […]

U.S. and China Trading at a Brisk Pace

China and the U.S. are shipping goods back and forth at the quickest pace in years. According to Bloomberg it appears that the trade war and pandemic never interrupted the world’s largest bilateral trade relationship. Bilateral trade in goods is an area of stability in a relationship that otherwise continues to struggle. In February of […]

U.S. Dairy Working To Regain Market Share In China

The U.S. Heartland China Association recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the trading relationship between the U.S. and China. Agriculture and trade officials from both countries talked about ways to go about improving the relationship between the nations. Krysta Harden, President and CEO of the U.S Dairy Export Council, said America’s dairy farmers have a […]

Vilsack Takes A Look At U.S./China Relationship

Phase One of the U.S./China Trade Agreement and its benefits to the American farmer have been boosted in part by Chinese purchases of various commodities. But in terms of his own confidence that this trend will continue, Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, recently noted: “I’m confident as long as the relationship is focused on trade because […]

U.S. Suspends Some Tariffs on U.K. Goods

While it won’t have a large effect on farmers immediately, the Biden Administration is suspending some tariffs on goods from the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom said in December that it will suspend tariffs on the U.S. tied to the World Trade Organization ruling against Boeing Airline subsidies. It was a move that trade experts […]

Americans Support Tough Stance on China

President Biden inherited a challenging relationship between the U.S. and China, including a trade war, tariffs on both sides, human rights issues, and more. A Pew Research Survey shows that 89%, consider China a competitor or enemy rather than a partner. Many Americans also support taking a firmer approach to the bilateral relationship, whether by […]

Sandison Hopeful Trade Climate Will Improve

Many in the Ag industry are trying to prepare for life to return to normal once the pandemic is behind us. One of the best ways to do that, according to Washington state Department of Agriculture director Derek Sandison, improve trade. “If we can get back into the mode at looking at expanding markets, whether […]

Trade Policy will be a Big Topic on Thursday

Trade policy is expected to be front-and-center this week as the Senate Finance Committee considers President Biden’s nominations for the U.S. Trade Representative and the number two Treasury official. Wally Adeyemo is the nominee for Deputy Treasury Secretary, and Katherine Tai is the USTR nominee. How the Biden Administration will handle China in the wake […]

China Surpasses U.S., Becomes EU’s Biggest Trading Partner

New data from the European Union puts China ahead of the United States as the EU’s biggest trading partner. A spokesperson from China’s Foreign Affairs Ministry calls the data “great news for both sides.” 2020 saw China-EU economic and trade ties grow stronger against the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 60 percent of EU companies in […]

Former U.S. Ambassador Gregg Doud Joins Aimpoint Research

Aimpoint Research announced Tuesday the addition of former U.S. Trade Ambassador Gregg Doud. He has been named Aimpoint’s vice president of global situation awareness and chief economist. Doud who most recently served as Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, was one of the primary architects of the U.S.-China “Phase One” […]