U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai told Mexican government officials Wednesday that the country needs to resume its stalled process of approving genetically modified crops and pressed for an update on the country’s progress on increasing access for U.S. potatoes.
The House Appropriations Committee today will debate amendments to a $26.6 billion fiscal 2022 spending bill that funds USDA and FDA. Republicans say the bill is too big and that Democrats are shorting defense spending.
The U.S. and European Union remain at odds over major trade issues, but leaders announced a new age of cooperation Tuesday, and U.S. farmers stand to benefit if leaders can follow through on the goodwill expressed in Brussels this week.
The U.S. and European Union reached an agreement Tuesday to bring an end to the long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies as well as a five-year suspension of retaliatory tariffs that impact agricultural trade.
President Joe Biden heads to Brussels for meetings this week with European Union for discussions likely to touch on ongoing trade disputes, while Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack heads to Capitol Hill to face questioning about his policy plans.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai is heading to Brussels for a summit hosted by the European Council next week and says she’s optimistic ahead of expected “intense negotiations” to end two disputes with the European Union as well as work with European allies to address trade challenges from China.
The U.S. and European Union are working to smooth out trade differences when it comes to aviation and steel, but the U.S. dairy sector says a proposed European overhaul to the health certificates it requires for imports is a major threat to American exports.
The White House is establishing a new task force on supply chain disruptions to provide a “whole-of-government” response to near-term challenges. The task force will be led by the secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, and Transportation.