UPDATE 1-China says firms have started inquiring about U.S. agri buysReuters | Beijing | Updated: 12-09-2019 14:17 IST | Created: 12-09-2019 13:43 IST
China's Commerce Ministry said on Thursday that Chinese companies have started to inquire about prices for U.S. agricultural goods purchases, in a further sign of a thaw emerging in a bitter trade war between the two countries.
Speaking at a weekly news briefing in Beijing, Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng also said working-level teams from both countries will meet soon to prepare for the next round of top-level talks. Gao said that possible Chinese purchases of U.S. farm goods included pork and soybeans.
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed on Wednesday China's decision to exempt some U.S. anti-cancer drugs and other goods from its tariffs and announced a short delay to scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese goods. Gao said China hopes both countries will create favorable conditions for trade talks.