01.15.20

Senator David Perdue On U.S.-China Trade Agreement

“This is a very encouraging first step in rebalancing our trade relationship with China.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds President Trump for signing the historic Phase One trade agreement between the United States and China:

“President Trump’s trade strategy is clearly producing positive results. We already have new historic trade agreements with South Korea and Japan, as well as Mexico and Canada. Now, this Phase One agreement with China will help American workers, farmers, and businesses gain equal access to Chinese markets and will keep up momentum as further negotiations continue. I applaud the President for continuing to fight for a level playing field, and congratulate negotiators and leadership in both the U.S. and China on this progress. While there is much left to do, this is a very encouraging first step in rebalancing our trade relationship with China.”

Background:

  • In September, Senator Perdue traveled to Beijing, along with U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), for a series of high-level meetings with senior government officials concerning trade negotiations. Click here for photos.
  • In October, Senator Perdue wrote an op-ed explaining how a China trade agreement is crucial to avoiding the next Cold War.
  • This December, Senator Perdue delivered keynote remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) fourth annual ChinaPower Conference about ongoing trade negotiations and the implications of China’s growing power.

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When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Foreign Relations Committees.