Beijing, The Chinese government on Saturday confirmed the progress of trade agreement negotiations with the US and revealed that technical consultations on a part of the agreement’s text had been completed.
Vice Premier Liu He, China’s top representative at the negotiating table, held a telephone conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday night.
“In the phone talks, the two sides agreed to appropriately address each other’s core concerns, and confirmed that the technical consultations on part of the text of the agreement have been basically completed,” state-owned Xinhua news agency said.
The two sides have reached consensus on the US importing Chinese-made cooked poultry meat, the equivalence of catfish product supervision systems, China’s lifting of the ban on US poultry exports, as well as on applying the public health information system of meat products.
Chinese Trade Minister Zhong Shan, People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang, and National Development and Reform Commission´s Vice Chairman Ning Jizhe were also a part of the talks, which are expected to continue soon, Efe news reported...