Biden Administration To Press China To Meet Trade Deal Commitments

Biden Administration To Press China To Meet Trade Deal Commitments

Andrew H. Sweet

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the "phase one" deal has not fully addressed concerns over China's unfair trade practices, while Beijing is falling short of some of its commitments included in the deal.

Her remarks came ahead of a looming deadline for China to meet its promise to increase its purchases of U.S. goods, such as farm products, and services by at least $200 billion for the two years through the end of 2021, as compared to 2017 levels.

While pursuing phase-one enforcement, the Biden administration will start a "targeted tariff exclusion process," indicating it will allow an exemption from the duties for specific imports. Such a process was created by the Trump administration but has expired, according to U.S. media.

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