Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Friday, November 26, 2021

Articles by Bill Tomson

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Court to weigh farm entreaty on fertilizer tariffs

The U.S. Court of International Trade has agreed to take into consideration arguments by five major U.S. farm groups against a decision this year by the U.S. International Trade Commission to allow tariffs to be placed on phosphate fertilizer imports from Morocco and Russia.
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Biden assembles anti-China team

President Joe Biden’s effort to amass partners for challenging China is taking shape, and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai is working to rekindle ties with historical allies such as Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom while forging new bonds with countries such as India and Vietnam.
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India vows to allow imports of US pork

India has blocked the imports of U.S. pork for years, demanding conditions for the trade that the U.S. has not been willing to accept, but the country is now promising to end the regulatory delays, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
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USTR eyes India tariffs as lawmakers press for action

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai is meeting with high-level trade officials and reconvening the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum to discuss India’s steep tariffs and other trade barriers, many of which are preventing or dampening U.S. exports of tree nuts, apples and dairy to the second-most populous nation in the world.
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John Deere employees OK deal, end strike

Workers at John Deere plants have agreed to a six-year collective bargaining deal after a month-long strike by more than 10,000 employees at 14 facilities, according to statement released by the company and the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America.
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