China has taken numerous actions to begin implementing its agriculture-related commitments in the Phase One trade deal, according to USDA.
China’s actions toward implementing the deal include signing a protocol that allows the importation of U.S. fresh chipping potatoes and lifting the ban on imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products, including pet food containing poultry products. China has also lifted restrictions on imports of U.S. pet food that contains ruminant material and updated lists of facilities approved for exporting animal protein, pet food, dairy infant formula, and tallow for industry use to China.
Additionally, China has begun announcing tariff exclusions for imports of U.S. agricultural products subject to its retaliatory tariffs, and it announced a reduction in retaliatory tariff rates on certain U.S. agricultural goods.
“We’re already seeing positive results just a month after signing the agreement with China,” said U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. “We will continue to ensure the agreement is strictly enforced for the benefit of our workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses.”
The United States and China countries entered into the landmark agreement on February 14.