The ongoing trade war has created a particular risk for American farmers: Beijing has imposed tariffs on key crops such as soybeans from the country – although it grants exemptions to 11 million tonnes of products to Chinese importers. The first appendix “Lists of Specific Service Commitments” lists the service sectors or sub-sectors and related commitments related to market liberalization on both sides. The calendar is a “positive list,” which means that service sectors or sub-sectors that are not explicitly stated in the calendar are not subject to increased openness. Up to 64 Taiwanese industries and up to 80 Chinese industries are open.  The sectors involved include business services, communications services, construction and related engineering services, distribution services, environmental services, health and social services, tourism and travel-related services, recreation, culture and sport services, transportation services and financial services. Both parties committed to removing or reducing restrictions on participation, broadening the scope of activity with respect to geography or activities, and facilitating exchanges. Mnuchin said he sees the trade deal as “a great asset to the U.S. economy and American farmers.” The Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement, usually abbreviated CSSTA and sometimes translated as an alternative, is an agreement between the People`s Republic of China and the Republic of China on Taiwan, signed in June 2013 but never ratified by China`s nationalist legislature, which aimed to liberalize trade in services between the two economies. Under the treaty, service sectors such as banking, health, tourism, film, telecommunications and publishing would be open to investment and businessmen could benefit from unlimited visas for the other region. It would be easier for businesses to set up offices and branches in the other region and sell large stakes in businesses to investors in the other party.  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The documents to be released on Wednesday will show skeptics that a phase 1 agreement between the United States and China will be fully applicable, including China`s commitment to be non-manipulative, U.S.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday. Harry Broadman, a partner at Berkeley Research Group and a former senior USTR official, said it was surprising that it took more than a month to translate the agreement into Chinese. Initially announced Friday, the deal would see a reduction in some U.S. tariffs in return for Chinese purchases of U.S. agricultural, industrial and energy products of about $200 billion over the next two years. On 18 March 2014, protesters occupied the Legislative Yuan to express their concerns about the trade agreement, which was forced into the legislature in the absence of proper procedure. The event, which culminated with more than 500,000 people, is the largest student demonstration in Taiwan`s history. Thousands of national police riot police were mobilized during the protests.  U.S.
tariffs on Chinese products will be maintained until an applicable Phase 2 agreement is reached, he said. The Sunflower Student Movement began in March 2014. The movement resisted the CSSTA and protested against the agreement on the grounds that the leaders of the Kuomintang (KMT) in Taiwan issued undemocratic trials and attempted to be ratified. “There are signs that the full text of the agreement will not be made public, as there are concerns about China`s inability to meet all specific obligations,” the source said. According to U.S. Representative Robert Lighthizer, the first phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement is “completely complete” – although the text has not yet been translated, with Beijing still unwilling to back up Donald Trump`s assertions about the extent of the deal.