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President Seeks Business Input on China Trade

Business groups meeting with Trade Representative

Optimism is growing that the White House can reach a trade deal with China that will avoid increased tariffs. In light of the potential for a deal, President Trump and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have reached out to and held meetings with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, and the National Association of Manufacturers.

The meetings have addressed long-term strategies needed that comprehensively achieve the best outcomes for American workers and American enterprise.

The Chamber “meets regularly with officials in both D.C. and Beijing,” a spokesperson said. The Business roundtable supports efforts to negotiate reforms that liberalize the Chinese market.

The deputy trade representative and other U.S. officials met earlier this week in Beijing to discuss the terms of an agreement, and President Trump’s commitment to addressing the persistent U.S. trade deficit. The latest trade talks were extensive and some progress was made, reports out of Beijing say.

Sources: Washington Examiner, CNBC
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For the President and others who are conferring with American business leaders regarding a trade deal with China.
  • For all who are negotiating with China to have wisdom in their determination to reach a comprehensive and fair agreement.