In the first six months of the marketing year, between October 2018 and March 2019, China bought just 2.7 million metric tonnes of US soybeans, around a tenth of the 24.4 million metric tonnes during the same period the previous year. Photo: AFP

China’s purchases of US agricultural products not linked to resumption of trade talks, ministry says

  • Chinese companies have expressed interest in buying significant quantities, and have applied for exemptions from the tariffs imposed by Beijing
  • Trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are set to meet Vice-Premier Liu He in Shanghai on Tuesday and Wednesday next week
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In the first six months of the marketing year, between October 2018 and March 2019, China bought just 2.7 million metric tonnes of US soybeans, around a tenth of the 24.4 million metric tonnes during the same period the previous year. Photo: AFP
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