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POTUS State Owned Enterprises; U.S.- Brazil Lite

POTUS State Owned Enterprises A key complaint by the U.S. is that China competes unfairly as a non-market economy, the latest being an order from Beijing to domestic air carriers that they need to buy aircraft manufactured by local companies. However, things aren’t much better when the President of the U.S. (POTUS) coerces Japan into buying 2.75 MMT of corn it may or may not need in exchange for holding off on tariffs on Japanese automobiles. The trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing may include some structural reforms but transactional components such as Chinese commitments to purchase American agricultural products have been the undercurrent for over a year and are a likely key outcome.  U.S.-Brazil Lite Brazilia...

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