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Items Tagged with 'Katherine Tai'



US confronts Brazil over ethanol tariff

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai told lawmakers last week she is putting Chief Agriculture Negotiator Doug McKalip in charge of working with Brazil to end its tariff on U.S. ethanol and now McKalip is preparing to go to there as U.S. tensions remain high over the barrier preventing U.S. exports.
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Lawmakers want action on Mexico’s anti-GM corn

Lawmakers express relief that the Biden administration is taking the first steps toward a formal USMCA challenge to Mexico's planned ban on genetically modified white corn, but they stress they don’t want extensive delays that could harm U.S. corn farmers.

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US starts second dairy quota dispute case with Canada

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced Tuesday that the U.S. is calling for a second dispute panel under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to rule on its claims that Canada is unfairly manipulating its dairy quotas cut U.S. exporters access to key parts of the Canadian market.

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USTR: Mexico must change its stance on GM corn

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Monday reinforced USDA's position that Mexico’s proposed restrictions on genetically modified corn would still break its commitments under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, despite Mexican proposals to soften the rules.

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Taylor: US tells Mexico biotech corn restrictions won’t stand

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack made it clear to reporters earlier this month that the U.S. is not satisfied with Mexico’s latest offer to compromise on its plan to restrict biotech corn imports, but the Biden administration has also sent that message to Mexico City as talks between the two countries continue, says Alexis Taylor, USDA’s undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs.

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