China has committed to buying an additional US$200 billion of US goods over two years, including a clause that would bring its imports of US farm goods to more than US$40 billion a year. Photo: Reuters
China has committed to buying an additional US$200 billion of US goods over two years, including a clause that would bring its imports of US farm goods to more than US$40 billion a year. Photo: Reuters

China’s trade war deal ‘may be doomed from start’ as scepticism mounts over capacity to buy US products

  • Analysis continues to flood in suggesting that if China continues to insist it will buy US goods according to market conditions, it cannot meet Donald Trump’s demands
  • With 28 per cent of US exports to China not covered by the deal, economist Chad Bown suggests that these exporters could be cut out of the equation

China has committed to buying an additional US$200 billion of US goods over two years, including a clause that would bring its imports of US farm goods to more than US$40 billion a year. Photo: Reuters
China has committed to buying an additional US$200 billion of US goods over two years, including a clause that would bring its imports of US farm goods to more than US$40 billion a year. Photo: Reuters
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