For Immediate Release:
4:55PM CT on October 11, 2019
Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970
Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967
Gov. Ricketts Comments on â€œPhase Oneâ€� China Trade Agreement
LINCOLN â€“ Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had achieved a â€œphase oneâ€� agreement on trade with China during a meeting with trade officials in Washington, D.C.
â€œFrom forced tech transfer to non-tariff trade barriers, President Trump has rightly spotlighted a host of challenges in Americaâ€™s trade relationship with China,â€� said Gov. Ricketts. â€œSince 2012, exports from Nebraska to China have fallen, and the country has been an uncertain trade partner for our state. Our farmers and ranchers would like to see more predictable trade that grows over time. Todayâ€™s agreement is a positive step forward in a long process of achieving this goal and right-sizing Americaâ€™s trade relationship with China.â€�