The Morrison government will be forced to wait and see what Donald Trump includes on his China trade shopping list before assessing the potential damage from Beijing's agreement to buy a "tremendous amount" of American agricultural products.

China’s is Australia’s biggest customer for agricultural products in a growing trade worth almost $12 billion in 2017-18.

Stephen Kirchner, trade and investment program director at the United States Studies Centre, said the Trump Administration's push for market access would lead to market diversion, rather than changing economic fundamentals.

"The Australian government has taken the right approach in firstly defending the multilateral trading system, while also arguing there's scope to reform that system in a way that would address some of the concerns the United States has expressed about it," Dr Kirchner said.