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US soybean council says China may still place curbs on soybean imports from America

  • China is still considering import curbs on U.S. soybeans in retaliation for moves by Washington to impose trade tariffs.
  • The comments come from U.S. Soybean Export Council Asia Director Paul Burke said, following a meeting with China's Ministry of Agriculture.
A Chinese worker carries a bag of soybean meal at a port in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province on March 22, 2018.
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A Chinese worker carries a bag of soybean meal at a port in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province on March 22, 2018.

China is still considering import curbs on soybeans from the United States in retaliation for moves by Washington to impose trade tariffs, U.S. Soybean Export Council Asia director Paul Burke said on Thursday, following a meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture on Monday.

The ministry requested a meeting in Beijing with the council and it was attended by the council's China director Xiaoping Zhang, Burke said.

China is the world's biggest soybean importer and the U.S. is its second-largest supplier.