By Greg P. SanderMay 18, 2019 09:10:50The United States and China are expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss a new trade deal that could boost bilateral trade in food, clothing and household goods.
The U.S. and China have been negotiating a trade agreement that is seen as a key step toward a larger trade deal to help the United States meet its 2025 goal of becoming the world’s top exporter of American goods and services.
The trade deal is expected to focus on things like intellectual property, agriculture and consumer goods.
The United States has said the deal would also help it attract more American goods into China.
The two countries are currently negotiating an agreement to open up China’s market for American goods.
Last month, the two countries reached a trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which includes 12 countries including the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.