Friday 18th September 2020

US and India trade negotiations continue, and USDA Undersecretary for Trade Ted McKinney says he’s optimistic.

“We are very bullish that we will get there,” he says. “I think they know the quality of our product and so we just have to keep at it.”

Speaking during

US Soybean Export Council’s virtual Asia Trade Exchange, McKinney says it’s a

little slow-going because India has visions of being self-sufficient.

USSEC CEO Jim Sutter

says as India’s demand grows and people want to consume more protein, the

country likely won’t be able to supply enough on its own.