Doud says China agreement is on schedule, despite coronavirus turmoil
Chief U.S. ag trade negotiator Gregg Doud says, right now, there’s no way to know if the coronavirus will impact China’s ability to fulfill its purchase commitments under the phase one agreement.
“That’s the obvious question—and the obvious answer is there’s no way to know what the impact of this is, at this time,” Doud says.
Despite the turmoil, implementation of the phase one agreement is on schedule, he says.
“At USDA and USTR, we’re talking to our Chinese counterparts every day, by phone or by email—and so far, everything if going very well,” Doud says. “Obviously, this is not the best of circumstances but, so far, everybody is doing everything they can to implement the agreement.”
Doud says China has not asked for a reprieve from their purchase commitments.
“No. That’s the simple answer. They have not.”
Brownfield interviewed Doud at the Nebraska Governor’s Ag Conference in Kearney.
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