Wilburine Talks More About Ongoing China Trade Negotiations and NAFTA…

Two great interviews with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, aka “Wilburine”. Secretary Ross is easily the most comprehensively well-versed trade policy commerce secretary in modern history, perhaps ever.

Wilburine is discussing the recent U.S./China trade breakthrough. –BACKSTORY HERE– Additionally, at 08:30 of the interview Ross discusses NAFTA against the backdrop of the Senate not yet accepting his “letter of intent” to renegotiate the agreement.  Secretary Ross discusses how Robert Lighthizer’s confirmation should help speed up the senate process.

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In substantive terms the bigger aspect to remember is how much more leverage there is in bilateral trade negotiations than multilateral agreements.

The Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) would have held the U.S. hostage to agreements that in many cases were against our interests and to the benefit of the larger group of TPP nations. Former Secretary of State John Kerry stated openly: while China was not part of the original TPP framework, the participating nations held open a back door for China to enjoin.

Because President Trump pulled away from TPP, the U.S. is able to negotiate terms for trade with our market that may have specific and purposeful benefit exclusive to the United States. This is critical as we review current negotiated bilateral deal with China.

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As you watch this second interview it is worth noting FOX’s Neil Cavuto is very close personal friends with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue – the biggest lobbying group (spender) in Washington DC.

Donohue’s U.S. CoC wrote almost all of the structural language within the former TPP agreement.  Trump won the presidency and trashed that globalist trade deal.

Wilburine politely smacks down Donohue as an annoying gnat; and Cavuto’s tender sensibilities show almost immediately thereafter.

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The China Trade Press Release is HERE

Here’s what it means to you.

On #1 – In two short months the Chinese market will be open to import from the U.S. beef industry. Previously, against the backdrop of BSE (bovine spongyform encephalopathy), ie. mad cow disease, China banned U.S. beef. That ban is now lifted.

#2 and #3 are connected. The U.S. will allow processed (cooked) Chinese chicken products to be imported to the U.S; However –important note– (#3) the U.S. politely forces China to adopt U.S. FDA type regulations, specifically HACCP (Hazard Assessment Critical Control Plans) in their manufacturing and processing of that product. China agrees.

This is important because under TPP there would have been a watering down of overall food-safety regulation due to the inability of TPP nations to be compliant with the stringent expectations exclusive to the U.S. However, because this deal is bilateral China is agreeing to a much more stringent set of food safety standards. Additionally, current U.S. “C.O.O.L (country of origin labeling) laws” will ensure that all China processed poultry will be readily identifiable. {remember, this is not raw product – it is processed}

#4 – Almost immediately the U.S. will be positioned to export Liquified Natural Gas to China. China is authorized to negotiate immediate import purchases of LNG from any U.S. energy company involved in the production and sale. Big boon for energy sector.

#5 – China begins a credit rating system for their citizens. This allows U.S. lenders to be able to evaluate the worthiness of loans to Chinese nationals, and also more stunningly removes the control authority from the Chinese government. This will expand freedom and democracy in China because the Chinese government will not as easily be able to control upward economic mobility based on patriarchy or oligarchy.

#6 – China agrees to a financial clearing house which guarantees payments to U.S. sellers who engage in trade with Chinese companies. Chinese manufacturers will not be allowed to default on their debts to U.S. exporters. In furtherance of this agreement #7 sets up the basis for electronic funds, bankcards and credit cards, which can be used in financial transactions between the U.S. and China. #8 retains the understanding that applicable U.S. law on these transactions applies to both nations. China/U.S. Buyers and Sellers are protected by the financial transactions as outlined in U.S. law.

“Compricated business froks, ..compricated business”…

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117 Responses to Wilburine Talks More About Ongoing China Trade Negotiations and NAFTA…

  1. Alison says:

    Great summary, Sundance, for us froks 😊

    Wonder if Secretary Ross has any idea we’ve fondly named him Wilburine.

    Liked by 18 people

    • calbear84 says:

      That’s what I was wondering! I hope he likes the nickname, I’ll wager he does.

      Liked by 1 person

    • filia.aurea says:

      Imagine being able to learn from Wilburine! What an invaluable experience.
      He quietly explains that his method focuses on deliverables vs. debate, the speed of deals is possible by tackling low hanging fruit first, and he makes clear that there’s no silver bullet to reducing U.S./China trade defecit.
      He also clarified that there are 100’s of items, within many different sectors which will be tackled, and announcements will come as accomplishments are made. He emphasized that the primary objective was to increase the U.S.’ ability to export (great, because I wouldn’t eat cooked Chinese chicken if you paid me) And, he gave his personal assistant credit for much of the work – what a guy.

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    • nontroll says:

      “Wilburine politely smacks down Donohue as an annoying gnat”

      Wilbur patiently waits while Cavuto bloviates about China not appearing to curtail the NORKs and how this shows nothing of importance will be established trade wise and Wilbur back hands him with:

      “Well, I don’t think so.” Priceless!

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  2. Alison says:

    PS Let’s all tweet Neil @TeamCavuto & tell him we don’t like his buddy Donahue stealing from American pocketbooks.

    Liked by 17 people

  3. Weeper says:

    TY SD!!

    I’m starting to refer to this team as the “Masterful Menagerie”!!!!

    MAGA!!! 🦁🐼🐺

    Liked by 10 people

  4. VVV says:

    Which will increase the cost of LP in the US….

    “#4 – Almost immediately the U.S. will be positioned to export Liquified Natural Gas to China. China is authorized to negotiate immediate import purchases of LNG from any U.S. energy company involved in the production and sale. Big boon for energy sector.”

    Not a fan of exporting our “raw” natural resources as it will increase costs locally.

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    • WonkoTheSane says:

      Invest in LP then.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Running Fast says:

      Wrong… it will increase production. LNG is very regional as a result of demand controls and regs. This move will precipitate a boom in production. The wealth impact will be exponential. LNG is something that is currently flared off in huge quantities.

      The only problem will be the actual export. California has gone full cra-cra and will likely fight / block efforts to build the ports needed to load and ship the product.

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      • Very important to develop NON-California LNG production & export capacity.

        We must NOT enrich LoonLand while it
        • Wreaks havoc with America’s Immigration Enforcement and Border Security.
        • Undermines our Constitution and the System of Justice with frivolous lawsuits in Courts that legislate from the bench.
        • Diverts Federal Funds to fund Illegal-Alien Sanctuaries.
        • Releases Criminal Aliens to resume crime sprees against American Citizens.
        • Misuses Federal Funds to indoctrinate students in Anti-Americanism and propagate Anarchy.

        We must accelerate non-California port capacity for National Security:
        • Limit the ability of California and their Unions to shut down the West Coast Ports that serve America’s Export-Import Trade with the Pacific and Mideast Regions.
        • Mitigate California’s ability to extort a Bankruptcy Bailout from funded by responsible States that balance their budgets without fraudulent accounting.
        • End California’s ability to over-price port services as a source of revenue to defer and run up the future cost of certain Bankruptcy.

        We must accelerate California’s day of reckoning for Unfunded Liabilities that will force the state to fully fund State and Union Pension Plans, cut retiree benefits to sustainably-affordable levels and convert future retirees to self-funded 401K-style Plans.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        Likewise Washington State in the cra-cra department. Lots of fights over using our ports for ANY energy exporting. Marxist greenies.

        Liked by 5 people

    • jnearen says:

      Huge ancillary benefits here. Jobs, jobs, jobs! Besides, we have billions of cubic feet of natural gas.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Tomm H says:

      Yes and no. The increased demand will spur more production, technology advances, pipeline construction, etc. All will tend to increase supply, keeping prices down. Now, supply outstrips demand and a lot of producers have gone out of business, slowed production, etc. Thus fewer jobs…which is what this is all about.

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    • Old Codger says:

      Who sez costs will increase, You?

      LNG has almost been considered a “waste” by-product of oil field development because it is so plentiful and unduly cheap! If its price goes up, our clever fracking boys will just produce more and the price will balance out between supply and demand in that mechanism known as “the market.” Capice?

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      • filia.aurea says:

        Wood pellets (for stoves/heat) used to be a waste product of lumber mills, now because of heavy European demand for high quality pellets, the price for 40lbs. has risen from approx $2.50 to $9.00 in 10 years.

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        • nontroll says:

          Get an airtight wood stove. There are always free sources of wood for enterprising individuals. I’ve been burning cut up, discarded pallets for years.

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          • filia.aurea says:

            I have a forest in my own backyard…I will start looking for an alternative, either as you suggest, or an outdoor wood furnace before next winter. I probably have a couple of winters’ worth of seasoned hardwood also. Any tips on brands or models as a place to start would be appreciated. My current fireplace insert is rated 8500 BTU.

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    • jstanley01 says:

      Not necessarily. Petroleum products are a world market with a world price. I would guess that China opening itself to U.S. LP imports expands the supply side on a worldwide basis more than it increases demand on that basis. China’s demand is a given.

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    • filia.aurea says:

      Because China is such a massive market, they could probably consume all that we produce. I do believe that Ross and team will have to consider the effect on U.S. consumers sooner than later. Incomes are not going to rise as rapidly as they might expect, passage of PDJT’s tax plan will be vital for all this to mesh properly.

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  5. Landslide says:

    Cavuto, you are so out of your league. I still relish the memory of watching his utter shock on Election Night. Pride is so ugly.

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    • Charlie says:

      Appeared snarky in interview head tilt, lip curl. Mr. Ross is a patient man why he tolerates journalists is beyond his job description. Way under his pay grade.

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    • The Boss says:

      Cavuto better visit his cardiologist more often. All this winning will make his ticker go splodey….bigly!

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      During the campaign when I began to recognize Fox News was in an almost all-out war against candidate Trump (I was late to the party–didn’t really see this until it was Trump v. Clinton) I was affronted and looked for alternate sources of TV information and I started watching Fox Business a lot and discovered I liked it. Except….Neil Cavuto. I used to catch bits of his show on Fox News and thought he was okay, but then I realized pretty quickly NOPE–the dude is a Never Trumper type so I avoided his show. And Charlie Gasparino who I used to like but then I never heard him say one Fair and Balanced thing about Trump. Grrr….. But now I understand. Cavuto is a globalist and all tied up with that nasty US Chamber of Commerce. A pox on them all. I HATE THESE PEOPLE!

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    • Lindenlee says:

      Cavuto was so negative, about every last thing. It is as if these Never Trumpers simply cannot see the magnificent behind-the-scenes accomplishments of Trump. I hate these turds.

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  6. Thanks for the briefing Sundance, as always.

    The moment I saw that the title included the word “China”, I had to put my coffee down, as I was expecting that totally awesome picture of the smiling, waving panda. LOVE that picture!

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  7. Running Fast says:

    This is the biggest news on trade in 2 decades! It literally crushes the NeverTrump/ anti-Trump narrative and will guarantee reelection as the impact of these and coming agreements begin to take hold.

    Liked by 9 people

  8. jnearen says:

    Absolutely fantastic news! What a difference it makes when you have competent experienced businesspeople running the negotiations.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Jay Chou says:

    Here you go. I hope the fake media stays stupid and continue with their ‘Muh Russia’ BS. While the Panda and the Asia region gets to work with more trade, trade, trade..

    https://archive.is/VMtSj

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    • One small comment on China’s concern on the US using hormones in our beef production.

      The Chinese people, very nice people, eat dogs as a special treat.

      Their concern over our use of antibiotics and hormones in beef production stuns me.

      After a meal of any old doggie, American beef should not be looked at with such a fine tooth comb.

      But, each to their own.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        You almost killed me with that one!

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      • A2 says:

        LOL. When the northern Chinese want to insult the southerners they say, ‘they will eat anything, including their mothers and fathers.’ Of course the Cantonese have a reposte but this is a family site. 😀

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        • LOL indeed!

          If they eat dogs well……….

          Note that I really like the Chinese people.

          It has been about ten years since I was in China.

          They seemed, for the most, part friendly and hard working.

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          • A2 says:

            Dogs and cats are eaten in many cultures, even in Canada (as long as they are slaughtered under federal inspectors). It was ‘outlawed’ in China in 2013, but the dog meat festival in Guangxi still consumes about 10K dogs. Taiwan outlawed dog and cat consumption in 2001, but the British in Hong Kong outlawed dog and cat consumption in 1950. As late as the 1980s in HK you could find secret dog meat restaurants–called 3,6 fragrant meat (3+6=9 and in Chinese, sounds the same as ‘dog’).

            It was a regular sight in Guangzhou to see skinned dog carcasses in baskets for sale on the street. The Chinese banned dog meat restaurants in Beijing during the Olympics, like they turned off all the factories to achieve ‘blue skies’, for foreign consumption. Most Asians believe that dog meat ‘warms’ the body. Recently there has been a backlash (helped by poisoned dog meat sales) to ban and enforce consumption of ‘pets’.

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            • Thanks for the information A2.

              I knew the Chinese enjoy their dog .

              Every culture and country has their own idea of a good meal and it is very interesting to travel.

              Although I never could bring myself to try dog or cat I have eaten my share of “local cuisine”..

              I was always an adventure and sometimes one I did not care to repeat.

              Wow, do they really eat dogs in Canada?

              Yikes!

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      • filia.aurea says:

        What do you suppose they’re going to throw in with at cooked chikn?

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  10. A2 says:

    That’s our Mr Wilbur!
    (Sundance you keep posting that Japanese panda LOL. Only the Japanese have trouble with the English ‘L’. Chinese pandas have a problem with the English ‘R’.) 😀

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  11. Rivers says:

    I believe there is a typo in the title of the article. If references Wilbur Ross as Wilburne instead of Wilburine

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  12. Tonawanda says:

    1) This news is 100x more significant than Comey, Russia, transgender bathrooms and “racism” for every single American, even the coo-coo birds.

    2) The sneering at the beef aspect being “only” two and a half billion just reflects the stupidity of the sneer-ers. Intelligent people address each detail as appropriate, and stick with the project to succeed.

    3) The timing and the reasonableness suggest that the Chinese regarded BO people as simply idiots to be taken advantage of.

    4) Has Ross made a single statement yet which was not perfect – logically and politically?

    5) Ross suggested something which maybe is just dawning on some Democrats/propagandists: Trump may be outflanking them by succeeding spectacularly in the real world.

    6) I am sometimes confused by the confusion, but the confusion is to Trump’s (and our) benefit. Who the heck really knows what is going on politically? Only thing that matters: Trump (and we) are winning in reality.

    7) Two years ago I would have told anybody that I would NEVER trust ANY elected official to the extent of giving them my 100% implicit categorical support. Now I give that support to Trump. Trump trusts us and we must trust Trump.

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    • Bob says:

      To reinforce point 3)…remember the Chinese commercial where some big comrade yammered about America owing China so much money….so now we work for them. The most insulting commercial, you can bet that it was endorses by Obama. TRex will get them to eat those words.

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    • Tonawanda, the dark side DOES misunderestimate President Trump, doesn’t it.
      That’s the finest compliment we could pay them…

      Nicely done!

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  13. fleporeblog says:

    They tried everything on Making Money with Charles Payne yesterday to say this was a nothing burger and that the chicken was a disaster because of the way they are grown and slaughtered their. It seems clear as day to me that if I am in a supermarket, I will be able to know whether the chicken is from China or not. It also seems that our country will be able to inspect the chicken imported before allowing it to hit the market. If it does not comply, it doesn’t hit the market. Charles was off and from now on, I won’t watch when a replacement is on.

    I love the fact that the Wilburine and Lighthizer will be making the rounds next week to get the NAFTA letter approved so that we can take care of it once and for all! Committees don’t stop working because of these BS hearings. It is such BS! Obamacare is beyond dead at this point! Believe me they feel that urgency more than ever! Prior to recently, 30% of counties in the US had one insurer. That numbered has skyrocketed this past month. Iowa has NO provider in 93 out of 99 counties. Virginia has NO insurer in 24 counties. The entire state of Delaware and Nebraska are down to one insurer. Premiums in CT, MD and D.C. Are going up 30%+ next year.

    Since our President dropped the penalty from the IRS, millions of more Americans will bail and deal with issues out of pocket. I could go on but you see there is no time to wait!

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    • A2 says:

      Just a repost from two days ago:
      It’s all about the beef not the cooked chicken in the food category of this deal. China banned US beef because of an outbreak of mad cow disease back in 2003, and never lifted the ban, whilst other countries did after the beef was certified clean.

      Cooked chicken (not fresh re, bird flu) still has to go through US health standards before being sold in the US. Part of the deal is to help China raise its breeding and hygiene up to international standards, something they have found impossible to achieve even though they have laws on the books. The US will send experts to help them out and achieve compliance which is a significant and beneficial boon for their domestic consumers. Also, remember the US produces enough chickens for US needs and are very competitive. Chinese chicken will not show up in your food supply anytime soon, if ever.

      A note, the Chinese actually buy our chicken feet by the cargo load but that stopped after an outbreak of avian flu at a farm in the US, I believe sometime around 2013. So, the US will probably make more on the feet, then the Chinese will on approved processed chicken in the US.

      The Chinese love our chicken feet and meat for the same reasons that you are suspicious of Chinese meat, Hygiene and quality standards.

      Making dimsum great again. 😀

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Regarding Chinese chicken imports–I still don’t like this. Not one bit.

      1. Country of Origin labeling: I am skeptical that if I run through the Arby’s drive in for a chicken sandwich that there will be labeling on the order board that says CHICKEN GROWN IN CHINA, or if I pick up a cup of chicken salad at the grocery store deli there will be labeling to tell me the chicken meat comes from China. Maybe if I am picking up some packaged Oscar Mayer chicken breast slices for sandwiches somewhere on the label will say MADE IN CHINA. Maybe.

      2. FDA Standards: I saw the Charles Payne show episode on Friday. I believe it was on that show that they had Gordon Chang on as a guest (very knowledgeable about China and Chinese trade) and he talked about the expectation that China will meet our FDA standards. He referenced similar standards and how China handled them in the past. They smile, nod, welcome inspectors, all looks wonderful and as soon as the inspectors leave they return to business as usual. I’m all for trying to get them to match our standards, but I’m not willing to eat crappy Chinese chicken.

      3. There have been episodes for years now where Chinese dog food has been poisoned and especially anyone with a dog knows not to feed chicken jerky made in China. Additionally there have been scads of illness outbreaks due to people eating canned foods from China, or items such as toothpaste and mouthwash and liquid soap made in China. I scrutinize all the labels to try to be sure I am not purchasing such goods, but the print is usually pretty small and my vision isn’t as good as it was when I was younger.

      I love Wilbur Ross. I think he is awesome. But the chicken thing strikes me as ill advised. I hope I am wrong. I find it hard to trust Chinese manufacturers because of past practices and I find it hard to trust our government to do what it says it will. I do trust Wilbur Ross, so I hope he can make this work.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Sylvia Another Treeper by the name A2 put me at ease. I am sharing what he said below.

        Just a repost from two days ago:
        It’s all about the beef not the cooked chicken in the food category of this deal. China banned US beef because of an outbreak of mad cow disease back in 2003, and never lifted the ban, whilst other countries did after the beef was certified clean.
        Cooked chicken (not fresh re, bird flu) still has to go through US health standards before being sold in the US. Part of the deal is to help China raise its breeding and hygiene up to international standards, something they have found impossible to achieve even though they have laws on the books. The US will send experts to help them out and achieve compliance which is a significant and beneficial boon for their domestic consumers. Also, remember the US produces enough chickens for US needs and are very competitive. Chinese chicken will not show up in your food supply anytime soon, if ever.
        A note, the Chinese actually buy our chicken feet by the cargo load but that stopped after an outbreak of avian flu at a farm in the US, I believe sometime around 2013. So, the US will probably make more on the feet, then the Chinese will on approved processed chicken in the US.
        The Chinese love our chicken feet and meat for the same reasons that you are suspicious of Chinese meat, Hygiene and quality standards.
        Making dimsum great again. 😀
        You replied to this comment.

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  14. missmarple2 says:

    Sundance,

    I did not know Cavuto was friends with Donohue.

    This explains his snark at certain people, including President Trump. I never understood why he acted like that; now I do.

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    • Dekester says:

      Yes. His disdain for your PDJT prior to and after Nov 8th surprised me. Him and Gaspirno.
      Then you folks educated me about Donahue and the Club for growth.

      Ding. Ding.

      The U.S. is going soar under this administration. Our Canadian business anal lists. Are spitting nails when they discuss your PDJT and his Commerce secretary.

      Glad some us own U.S. stock, and have U.S. dollar accounts. 😉

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  15. citizen817 says:

    From August 19, 2015

    From the 3:30 mark on negotiators

    Wilburine… Greatest pick ever for US Commerce…Impressive! And the results in our favor will increase exponentially.

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  16. When will the Corporations who would benefit from NAFTA Renegotiation realize that funding the CoC to pay the Senate to delay it is KILLING FUTURE PROFITS?

    Notice-Acceptance by Congress triggers a MINIMUM 90-day cycle for Congressional review.

    Meanwhile China Trade – and every OTHER Bilateral Trade Agreement – gets a 90-day+ LEAD to cut deals that DISPLACE trade with Canada and Mexico!

    Furthermore, continued delays redirect the Commerce Department to LOAD the DOCKET with pending Bilateral Deals with other countries, (1) further delaying any NAFTA-replacement deals and (2) raising the bar for how much any NAFTA-replacement deals must benefit AMERICAN JOBS and BUSINESSES in order to get serious Commerce attention or move up in the queue.

    Finally, any continued delays invite tit-for-tat SANCTIONS between NAFTA partners that ERODE Trade Profits.

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  17. deplorabledaveinsocal says:

    It is obvious this guy is whip smart, and you can see the twinkle in his eye when he is talking. He reminds me of a tortoise though with his slow, methodical delivery. He must be thinking parallel thoughts while speaking. Given the pace he is driving, he has to have a tortoise jet pack…

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    • Tonawanda says:

      Ross and Mnuchin must be included in the people Trump said during the campaign “you never heard of” but who are the best.

      Americans have NEVER had a cabinet this competent in modern times. That should be a news story.

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      • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

        You are right – it should be the story… But it never will be in the lame stream media for the sound bite consumers. President Trump has them surrounded and I think if he keeps up this tempo, he will grind them down… Like I said before, President Trump did not make campaign promises, he made a checklist…And It is my belief he intends to add to it as he goes along checking items off – just like a CEO would focused on fixing problems and improving things. I have seen apolitical people I have worked with now engaged and talking about what is going on.

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        • Tonawanda says:

          “I think if he keeps up this tempo, he will grind them down… ”

          This gets back to the amazing, brilliant Wolfmoon post Sundance has repeated a couple times.

          AND, like Keln’s amazingly brilliant Les Deplorables image/meme from the campaign, Wolfmoon’s post has been heard, bigly. Trump has essentially repeated Wolfmoon’s post in describing his effect on his governance. The language Trump has used is too close not to be.

          And why not? It is perfectly true.

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        • Tonawanda says:

          “I have seen apolitical people I have worked with now engaged and talking about what is going on.”

          This is why Trump wins. He opens minds, if they are open to begin with.

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          • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

            He certainly has opened minds… He has also changed politics into a rugby patch instead of it being a sedate parlor game. He has gotten a generation engaged and interested. I tell ya, it is a fascinating time to actually seeing history being made…

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  18. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Love this guy.

    I could listen to him talk all day. Soothing, calm, wise voice.

    Just another great Trump pick.

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  19. Donna in Oregon says:

    I thought processed chicken was allowed during the Obama admin.

    How China Got Approval to Process and Export U.S. Chicken
    BY DAN FLYNN | SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/09/how-chinese-processed-chicken-was-approved-for-export-to-usa/

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    • The Boss says:

      I’m pretty sure we have been shipping chicken feet to China for several years, maybe more. Apparently, they are a delicacy of some sort.

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  20. Trump’s U.S.-China Trade Deals are RAISING the BAR for ALL OTHER DEALS that have previously been DESTRUCTIVE:

    Completely UNNOTICED!

    #2 and #3: “under TPP there would have been a watering down of overall food-safety regulation due to the inability of TPP nations to be compliant with the stringent expectations exclusive to the U.S.
    • However, because this deal is bilateral China is agreeing to a much more stringent set of food safety standards.
    • Additionally, current U.S. “C.O.O.L (country of origin labeling) laws” will ensure that all China processed poultry will be readily identifiable.”

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    • A2 says:

      When President Trump said he was for fair trade, America first and that by renegotiating NAFTA and Chinese trade AND it would benefit everyone in the trade partnership, the food aspect of this trade deal is a case in point.

      It is helping the Chinese to raise their standards in the food supply chain that has been very difficult for them to implement for a variety of reasons. Most of all it benefits their domestic market and the health of their citizens. That’s a win for everyone.

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    • filia.aurea says:

      TPP was AP, there’s also TiSA (and TTIP )
      http://www.teamtisa.org/index.php/the-tisa-agreement/what-is-the-tisa
      The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is the most promising opportunity in two decades to improve and expand trade in services. Initiated by the United States and Australia, the TiSA is currently being negotiated in Geneva, Switzerland with 50 participants that represent 70% of the world’s trade in services.*
      As of July 2015, participants in the TiSA include Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, the United States, and Uruguay.

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  21. A2 says:

    Looks like Kim Fatty III was watching Mr Wilbur’s interviews. He just lobbed another ballistic missile toward Japan.
    http://news.sky.com/story/nkorea-fires-unidentified-projectile-seoul-says-10876686

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  22. Sundance’s BRILLIANT Insight:

    Trump’s China Deals might just evolve China from historical enemy to productive partner by redirecting its government FROM controlling everything to inhibit social mobility, TO fostering social mobility, and eventually TOWARD a citizen role in governance that inhibits future tyranny.

    #5 “This will expand freedom and democracy in China because the Chinese government will not as easily be able to control upward economic mobility based on patriarchy or oligarchy.”

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  23. redlegleader68 says:

    My friends, I do not want to become an echo chamber here, but do you realize the 100% All Star Team President Trump has assembled? Men and Women eminently capable in their own right who have given ups their privacy, lives (fortunes?) and pledged their “sacred honor” to getting things done again? We are truly witnessing history and we’re a part of it.

    Savor it. Be a part of it. Never let it go …

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  24. John says:

    Remember the newspapers are just writing what their customers want to read; negative news about Trump. If they wrote a positive story about Trump their readers and jobs would disappear. The mainstream news media has become more and more liberal as the conservatives fled the paper to alternative sources of news. If you read the comment section in the NYT they all agree with each other. What needs to change is some balance to other providers of news.

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  25. Beenthere says:

    One of my concerns with importing anything food from China, how will the new FDA-type regulations be enforced? Will our people be there to constantly monitor food processing? China has a notorious reputation to “cutting corners” after initial set up.

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    • Old Codger says:

      Gosh! I bet Ross and his team never even thought of that!………[sarc button “off”]

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    • Southpaw says:

      If you eat pork product in the US there’s a good chance you’re eating a Chinese product since they bought Smithfield

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      • I only buy natural,no antibiotic or hormone meats, and don’t eat a lot of pork; I would never buy Smithfield or any of those brands. Animals are basically tortured to death from birth and that does effect the meat due to chemistry.

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      • filia.aurea says:

        Much easier to regulate Smithfield in North Carolina than processed mystery meat from China.

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    • I worked with a guy who was top salesman for the company. He went to China, etc. He said that it is normal business practice there to substitute ingredients for other ingredients if it is cheaper. They don’t see anything wrong with that….so, I understand your concerns….mine also.

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    • Lindenlee says:

      My uncle was Dow Chemical VP for agricultural development in Australasia for 25 years. At the end of his stint, I asked him about doing business with China, and he said that they were so treacherous that the ink would not be dry on the contract before they would be going behind their partners backs and screwing them. We are “gai-gin”, foreign devils, and are fair game. They absolutely cannot be trusted. They will have to be monitored continuously.

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  26. ABC says:

    Less well appreciated is that the TPP took away mobs of sovereignty from the smaller TPP countries. Many Australians are happy at its demise, the prospect of US corporations not being subject to changes in Australian federal law was unacceptable.

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  27. missmarple2 says:

    I would also like to remind you guys of that Chinese guy (cannot remember his name) who is opening a venue which will allow small agricultural producers to sell to China. If I remember correctly, it was supposed to create 50,000 jobs in the US. He showed up at Trump Towers during the transition.

    The products he mentioned included wines, textiles, handcrafts, produce, etc.

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  28. cjzak says:

    If people, outside of those like us who follow what the Pres. is doing, really paid attention to the appointees we have running the departments they would just be in awe. I have never seen so many good, knowledgeable, competent and experienced people ever assembled to run this country. I am constantly blown away by this fact. Just fantastic to listen to them all.

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  29. Wilbur is like America’s Mongoose in front of a Cobra.

    Not a fair fight, but sure as hell a spectator sport!

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  30. Anne says:

    In 2020, the economy of the USA will be booming and Trump will win the presidential election in a landslide, despite approval ratings < 5%. Go figure!

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  31. RC says:

    Three days after his Inauguration, President Trump kept a very important pledge, by signing an Executive Order that withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific-Partnership ( TPP ). One deadly aspect of the TPP which never received sufficient attention was the immunity it granted granted to global corporations from national law in the countries they did business.

    Suppose some corporation challenges US environmental regulations as excessively onerous; or that US Occupational Safety laws are too onerous — the list is endless — and what about other signatory countries that might wish to clean up smoke-stacks, or enact their own occupational safety laws?

    Who would decide these challenges and where?

    Well not in the US — or for that matter any country in particular. These challenges would be decided by multinational corporate tribunals, chosen and staffed only by corporate employees, with the decisions taken anywhere or nowhere. In other words, US and other nations’ laws would be superseded by the decision of no-name, multi-national employees working to enhance the bottom line of their corporations. And there would be no appeal to US, or other national or international court.

    We hear a great deal about the benefits accruing to un-impeeded competition and free trade — usually with some nod towards Adam Smith and his book The Wealth of Nations. Actually, Adam Smith was no naif when it came to market collusion and price fixing, which he condemned, though he would never have dreamed that national producers — such as Apple, Nike, Levi, Boeing — would replace loyalty towards their nation by off-shoring jobs to 3rd World countries with slave-wage labor, solely to enhance the yearly mega-bonuses of their managers.

    For this Executive Order alone, President Trump merited our immense gratitude.

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  32. Iam An American says:

    Sundance,
    Couple of questions, If Poultry is to be imported or the quantum is going to be increased from China who is going to be the watch dog. Complying to any of the USDA/ HACCP will only be in paper as Chinese will create any paper work that will not be able to challenged anywhere in the world. Again, we the consumers are going to shafted with cheap and lousy Chicken?

    Second, there is no mention of Boeing and plant in China. What is going to done to the Chinese Airline contract with Boeing. Comac C919 is already taking orders and very soon going to flood entire SE Asia, Africa and Latin American countries with their aircraft. They are quick in increasing their capacity with their slave workforce (unlike us where we have tons of labor laws and union thugs)
    Looking forward to your insights.

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  33. Michael says:

    Wilburine is seriously my favorite Trump pick. He is fantastic.

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  34. jameswlee2014 says:

    The only thing I disagree with Trump on is that I will never get tired of all the winning.

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