US trade representative seen keeping up pressure on China



Al Jazeera

The United States government is promising to continue battling what it sees as significant trade barriers that are harming American companies and farmers, and singled out China as the “world’s leading offender” in creating excess capacity in several sectors.

The US trade representative’s office said its annual report on the issue showed “significant barriers that present major policy challenges with implications for future US growth opportunities, and the fairness of the global economy.”

It said it would engage with foreign governments on various issues that threaten US exporters, including digital policies, agricultural trade barriers and technical barriers.

It also vowed to work to address Chinese subsidies that have created excess capacities in the steel, aluminium and solar sectors, and which could soon affect other industries.

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