USTR Meeting with Newhouse Pt 1

USTR Meeting with Newhouse Pt 1

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
I’m Bob Larson. A visit from the U.S. Traded Representative’s office was welcome news for ag producers in Washington. Ambassador Gregg Doud, the chief ag negotiator, and several other representatives from the USTR met with commodity and ag groups during the last week’s visit.

U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse spent some time with Doud and talked over many trade agreements like USMCA, Japan, the E.U., among others …

NEWHOUSE … “But also, China and the progress that’s been made there. I was delighted to hear some of the great things that we can be expecting as we move through this Phase-1 of the negotiated trade deal with China.”

Newhouse says it’s important to look beyond just Phase-1 …

NEWHOUSE … “Orders that we have on the books and those that we anticipate are going to be tremendous for American agriculture, including some of the important crops that we produce in the state of Washington.”

Newhouse says his meeting with Ambassador Doud was upbeat …

NEWHOUSE … “They’re very optimistic about that as we move forward. China is tough. They’re tough negotiators. They look at truly the long-term and that’s a huge challenge for us. Our relationship with that country is complicated on many different levels.”

Newhouse says it’s a work in progress …

NEWHOUSE ... “The trade negotiations are moving ahead and I can speak very optimistically about the things that we can expect from that trade deal.”

Tune in tomorrow for more on Newhouse’s visit with USTR Chief Ag Negotiator Gregg Doud.

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