Interview: US business leader says phase-one trade deal with China in smooth implementation

The implementation of the China-US phase-one economic and trade agreement is proceeding "smoothly, effectively," US-China Business Council (USCBC) president Craig Allen has said. "So far as I know, that is proceeding smoothly, effectively, exactly as planned," said Allen, whose organization represents over 200 American companies that do business with China. On the policy objectives, "things are going well," Allen said, noting that "US companies, indeed the US government, recognizes that great progress has been made and that opportunities have been produced for foreign companies, including American companies."