US businesses in China see gloomy year ahead

American businesses in China see gloomy year

American businesses in China see gloomy year

ENERGY: U.S. crude oil gave up 36 cents to $55.12 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Should Trump feel compelled to cut a deal, even if it means having to forgo some of the major sticking points on the list of US priorities, that could pave the way for more oil and gas exports to China. Trump tweeted on Sunday that he would be delaying an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, promising a Mar-a-Lago summit with China's President Xi Jinping.

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The tariffs have hurt both countries, increasing the price of Chinese-made televisions and baseball gloves for American consumers, and making American-grown soybeans and pork more expensive in China.

The difference in regulatory structures is already a tremendous reason for the outsourcing of manufacturing to China, as the 2018 trade in goods deficit is set to reach its highest level on record.

China also expressed optimism over the trade talks.

President Trump says he and China's President will plan a Summit in the U.S.to conclude an agreement if both sides make additional progress. "So, hopefully we can get that completed, but we're getting very, very close". "There is still a yawning gap between the two sides on major issues due to USA lack of trust in China's commitments on structural issues and China's unwillingness to make any fundamental changes to its industrial and economic strategies".

Trump and Xi called a 90-day truce previous year to allow time for a deal to be negotiated.

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"I am pleased to report that the US has made substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important structural issues including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, agriculture, services, currency, and many other issues". Trump extended the March 1 deadline to allow for talks to continue as China also announced an additional 10 million metric ton purchase intention of US soybeans.

"Our members are hopeful that the uncertainty and losses and delays in business that have resulted from the trade negotiations and trade frictions will turn out to be worthwhile in the end", Stratford said. China proposed last week in talks to increase purchases of USA commodities by $30 billion a year more than pre-trade war levels.

This, taken in conjunction with other measures, would set in motion a process of insourcing, to bring more manufacturing back to the USA, which would mean more jobs here. -Chinese relations will deteriorate and are "hedging their bets" by delaying investments or moving operations, according to a separate survey released Tuesday by the American chamber.

Companies ranked "bilateral tensions" as a top challenge alongside chronic frustrations with rising costs and vague laws and enforcement in the state-dominated economy, the chamber said. Almost one-quarter of those surveyed were postponing investments or moving supply their supply chains to avoid the impact of possible tariff increases.

China's retaliation has hit United States farm exports hard.

Three-quarters of companies in technology and other research-based industries said market restrictions hamper their operations, it said.

Still, 59 percent of firms said there has been improvement in IP protection in the past five years.

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