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June 15, 2018

U.S. pursues action on poultry, beef, biotech crops in China trade talks

U.S. officials pressed China on issues related to poultry, beef and biotechnology in recent trade talks, a U.S. Department of Agriculture under secretary said on Tuesday, highlighting some of Washington’s priorities in the negotiations.

The United States and China have threatened tit-for-tat tariffs on goods worth up to $150 billion each as part of the conflict, in which U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to close the $335 billion annual U.S. goods and services trade deficit with China.

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