US closely monitoring trade situation between Australia and China, says USTR
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The United States is closely monitoring the trade situation between China and Australia, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai has said. She made the remarks during a meeting with the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan on Wednesday.
They discussed the importance and strength of the bilateral trade relationship, which is underpinned by the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement, it said.
They also agreed to continue working together to develop a digital trade policy that supports the digital economy and addresses the needs of workers, recognizing the importance of collaboration among those with open, free, democratic systems.
''Tai reiterated the US' commitment to engaging our allies, including Australia, to address China's state-led, non-market practices that harm our workers, businesses, and citizens,'' the statement said.
Tai and Tehan welcomed continuing senior-level discussions to address non-market practices, including economic coercion, it said.
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