China bought more than US$1 billion worth of soybeans from America in the first quarter of 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
China bought more than US$1 billion worth of soybeans from America in the first quarter of 2020. Photo: Bloomberg

US-China US$200 billion trade deal leaves European suppliers feeling left out

  • China’s focus on buying more agricultural products from the US will ‘negatively affect other suppliers’, chief economist at Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin says
  • Agreement ‘has effectively sucked most of the air from the room when it comes to agricultural deals, and left firms and governments frustrated’, EU diplomat says

China bought more than US$1 billion worth of soybeans from America in the first quarter of 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
China bought more than US$1 billion worth of soybeans from America in the first quarter of 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
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