The U.S.-China trade war could drag on for years, but a U.S. agreement with Mexico on rewriting the North American Free Trade Agreement could happen as soon as August, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said today in a Senate hearing.
President Donald Trump is following through with promises to hit China with new tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced today, escalating a trade war that is already hurting the U.S. agriculture sector.
Prospects for U.S. farm exports can change suddenly and dramatically. Breaking into foreign markets takes decades of persistent hard work and hefty investments in building infrastructure, relationships and, ultimately, sales.
President Donald Trump today signed off on a plan to punish China for years of stealing intellectual property by imposing about $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods. The move came despite a growing chorus of warnings from Capitol Hill and farm groups that China will retaliate by taxing or blocking U.S. agricultural goods.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - The U.S. farming sector is quickly losing confidence that the Trump administration is looking out for farmers' interests as it negotiates a new North American Free Trade Agreement.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 – For all the talk of Mexico ditching U.S. corn, soybeans and rice, there hasn’t yet been a major shift despite the faltering efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer isn’t ready to throw in the towel on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, but he expressed sharp disappointment Tuesday with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts for not accepting some U.S. proposals.