"Why Soybeans Are at the Heart of the U.S.-China Trade War"

“If China retaliates with 25 percent tariffs, American shipments may drop by at least $4.5 billion, according to a study by the University of Tennessee. Brazil, already the world’s biggest soybean shipper, is set to be the biggest winner, filling the gap left by the U.S.”
"China is the world’s largest soybean consumer and remains heavily reliant on imports to satisfy demand. "

My favorite food includes tofu and natto (fermented soybeans).

I tend to buy natto which does not use genetically modified soybeans.

If the export of soybeans from the US to China decreases, the prices of the soybeans produced by American farmers might decline. They would understand that Trump’s “America First” is wrong. The real-estate-agent-turned-president don’t know much about how trade works.

I will feel happy if the import prices of soybeans in Japan go down, but are the soybeans from the US genetically modified? Genetically modified food products and imported US cars with left-hand drive are unpopular among Japanese consumers

I don’t know why Chinese people have to eat soybeans imported from the US. Aren’t there enough farmers who grow soybeans in China? I feel sorry for soybean-foods lovers in China who have to face the price rise of soybean foods.



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“Mexico is weighing tariffs on $4 billion of U.S. corn and soybeans, Reuters reported Friday, while the European Union and Canada are considering tariffs on a range of U.S. products.”
“China, with a population of more than 1.4 billion, imports 62 percent of the world’s soybean production. About 40 percent of China’s soybean imports come from the U.S.
Tariffs could slash U.S. soybean exports to China by about 65 percent, as other countries’ soybeans become a better buy, a Purdue University study said.”