According to Scott Kennedy, director of the Project on Chinese Business & Political Economy at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Ma intended to set the structure of Alibaba’s business with the U.S. in a framework Donald Trump understands, as an innovative company that is creating jobs for both Chinese and Americans.
"It was a very productive meeting," Ma told reporters. "The door is open to discuss the relationship on trade issues."Read more here. And then there are other issues which must be overcome first, namely pirated and counterfeit goods.
Ma specifically mentioned agricultural products such as wine and fruit that could be sold through Alibaba to consumers in China and Asia.