The U.S. ethanol industry is fighting to maintain its record-setting growth despite the oil industry’s continuing attacks and the surge in global protectionism that threatens American exports of the corn-based biofuel.
U.S. complaints that Europe wasn’t living up to a promise to import American beef were ignored for years, but that’s changed in the months since the Trump administration began considering retaliatory duties on European imports. Now the two sides are talking and it looks like a deal could be in the works.
When it comes to forging trade alliances around the globe, the European Union is moving at seemingly breakneck speed. The 28-country bloc is securing new and expanded markets in Asia, South America and North America at a time when the U.S. seems to be in neutral or even reverse.
As negotiators prepare to meet next week in Montreal, Canada for another round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) modernization talks, the U.S. meat industry remains steadfast in advocating a “do no harm” approach to agricultural trade.
The sometimes chilly relationship between the U.S. and Canada just dropped a few degrees with a new Canadian complaint to the World Trade Organization that parts of the U.S. system for international trade remedies are unfair.