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China ‘dialogues’ producing few results for U.S. exporters so far

U.S. cotton industry monitoring talks to help improve export opportunities to China.

The “Dual-Track” approach aimed at improving trade relations between the U.S. and China has produced a few break-throughs such as the resumption of U.S. beef exports to China – but little else.

National Cotton Council leaders have been monitoring such activities as the 100-day Plan and the Comprehensive Economic Dialogues or CED between the two countries to help position U.S. cotton so it can take advantage of any positive developments such as improvements in tariff rate quotas.

John Gilliland with the Akin-Gump law firm that serves as the National Cotton Council’s general counsel, discussed those steps and other actions the Council is taking in a report to the NCC’s mid-year board of directors held in early August in Memphis, Tenn.

For more on Gilliland’s report, visit

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