Soy beans are seen at a Grobocopatel Hermanos company storage plant in Carlos Casares, Argentina, in April 2018. Photo: Reuters

China turns to Argentine soy meal in fresh blow to US farmers

  • Imports of the animal feed finally allowed after two decades of talks, as Beijing looks to pivot away from US products
  • China prefers to import raw soybeans and process them locally, but trade war has disrupted global supply chains
Topic |   Argentina

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Soy beans are seen at a Grobocopatel Hermanos company storage plant in Carlos Casares, Argentina, in April 2018. Photo: Reuters
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A deal on soybeans won’t dispel distrust between Beijing and Washington, according to Scott Kennedy from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Photo: AFP

In countdown to trade war talks, China ready to sweeten deal by buying American goods, source says

  • Top negotiators to meet in Washington early next month but even a simple purchase agreement is no certainty, observers say
  • China has offered to buy American products in exchange for a delay in a series of US tariffs and easing of a supply ban against telecoms giant Huawei
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A deal on soybeans won’t dispel distrust between Beijing and Washington, according to Scott Kennedy from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Photo: AFP
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