The “Topline” benefits mentioned in the interim report include: 1) the lifting of import bans on U.S. poultry meat, including pet food containing poultry products; 2) lift the ban on imports of beef and beef products into the United States on animals over 30 months of age and remove any reference to age restrictions on China`s internal list of beef products that can be exported; 3) Allow the importation of U.S. barley for processing; 4) the removal of restrictions on the importation of pet food into the United States, which are owned by ruminants; 5) the extension of the internal list of U.S. beef and pork products, including processed meat products; 6) recognition of the U.S. system for monitoring the food safety of dairy products; and 7) signing a regionalization agreement under which China will continue to allow imports of U.S. poultry meat from unaffected areas when highly pathogenic avian influenza or Newcastle disease is detected in an area of the United States. In particular, the agencies also reported that China had implemented at least 50 of the 57 technical commitments under the Phase One agreement, such as . B plant health and protection obligations. These technical obligations are included in Chapter 3 of the agreement, which contains specific commitments to reduce and eliminate non-tariff structural barriers to U.S. agricultural products in the Chinese market, including meat, poultry, seafood, rice, dairy products, feed and additives for animal feed, pet food and agricultural biotechnology products.
according to USTR. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Trade Representative`s Office (USTR) have made further progress in implementing the agricultural provisions of the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade, which came into effect on February 14, 2020 The Agreement announced. The measures outlined below are based on measures announced by the USDA and USTR on February 25, March 10 and March 24. This is a difficult time for both our countries. It is important that we continue to work to make our agreement a success. That is why progress continues because of the agreement: China is continuing its customs exclusion process to facilitate imports of US raw materials. USDA also publishes guidelines for U.S. exporters who wish to participate in this process (USDA Global Agricultural Information Network). The USTR processes and grants, if necessary, exemptions to Chinese products.
The USDA also complies with its obligations under the agreement. “China has worked with the United States to implement measures to improve access to growing food and agricultural markets in China for U.S. producers and exporters,” said U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Under President Trump`s leadership, we hope this agreement will be a success. Agriculture Minister Sonny Perdue said: “China is a market with enormous potential for U.S. agriculture and these measures will help U.S. exporters expand their sales. We look forward to continued cooperation with China on the implementation of Phase One commitments and immediate increases in the United States.