Grant Kimberley, a sixth-generation soybean farmer and marketing director of the Iowa Soybean Association, operates a seeding machine at his family farm in Maxwell, Iowa, in April. Photo: Xinhua

China offers to make US farm purchases as officials prepare for trade talks

  • Offer could be contingent on US easing export restrictions on Huawei and delaying October 1 tariff increase
  • Depending on how negotiations proceed, Trump is also considering delaying another round of tariffs set for December
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Grant Kimberley, a sixth-generation soybean farmer and marketing director of the Iowa Soybean Association, operates a seeding machine at his family farm in Maxwell, Iowa, in April. Photo: Xinhua
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US President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. Without a trade agreement, the US is on track to increase tariffs on US$250 billion of Chinese imports next month. Photo: Reuters

More Fortune 500 companies worried about impact of Donald Trump’s China trade war strategy, US Chamber of Commerce says

  • Forty-three per cent of Fortune 500 firms – up from 30 per cent at the start of the year – have shown concern about US president’s tariff battle with China
  • Tariffs may be at point where they ‘seriously’ hurt companies, consumers and the wider economy, report says
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US President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. Without a trade agreement, the US is on track to increase tariffs on US$250 billion of Chinese imports next month. Photo: Reuters
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