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Gov. Ricketts Comments on “Phase One” China Trade Agreement

For Immediate Release:

4:55PM CT on October 11, 2019


Media Contacts:  

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967


Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Comments on “Phase One” China Trade Agreement 



LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had achieved a “phase one” agreement on trade with China during a meeting with trade officials in Washington, D.C.  


“From forced tech transfer to non-tariff trade barriers, President Trump has rightly spotlighted a host of challenges in America’s trade relationship with China,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “Since 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.  Today’s agreement is a positive step forward in a long process of achieving this goal and right-sizing America’s trade relationship with China.”