The virus has cast further doubt on China’s ability to buy US$36.5 billion of agricultural goods from the United States in 2020. Photo: AFP

China coronavirus: US agriculture secretary unsure if trade deal farm purchase agreement will be affected

  • Coronavirus has cast further doubt on China’s ability to buy US$36.5 billion of agricultural goods from the United States in 2020 as part of the phase one trade deal.
  • US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the outbreak will have ‘ramifications economy-wide’, though stopped short of saying it would disrupt purchase goal
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The virus has cast further doubt on China’s ability to buy US$36.5 billion of agricultural goods from the United States in 2020. Photo: AFP