International trade

Trump's G7 and trade adviser Kelly Ann Shaw departing the White House

President Donald Trump starts bilateral talks on the margins of the G7 summit.
President Trump at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France in August. Photo: Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images

Kelly Ann Shaw, the adviser to President Trump on the Group of 7 and trade who served as the U.S. "sherpa" for the G7 and G20 summits, told Reuters Tuesday that she's leaving his administration because she's ready for a "new adventure."

Why it matters: Shaw is one of the most senior women on Trump's economic team and was among those advising Trump during trade talks with China, Reuters notes. White House officials told the news agency she plans to exit her post on Friday to work in the private sector.

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China trade war could give foreign farmers long-term edge over U.S.

a truck dumps a load of soybeans onto the ground, while a nearby worker watches
Soybeans imported from Brazil are unloaded at China's Nantong Port. Photo: Xu Congjun/Visual China Group via Getty Images

Although a partial agreement was announced last week, the U.S.–China trade war has already brought about changes in global supply chains that could have lasting effects on the American economy, particularly in the agricultural sector.

The big picture: The prolonged U.S.–China tariffs are exacerbating the harms to American farmers wrought by both other trade conflicts and the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Foreign food producers are now likely to benefit at the expense of their U.S. counterparts, who have struggled to shift former Chinese exports to other markets.