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.
After nine months of protest from solar industry stakeholders, the Trump Administration has approved a 30 percent tariff on imported photovoltaic cells, as recommended by the United States Trade Representative (USTR).
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.
The World Trade Organization is heading down a new and more trade-friendly path and that will benefit the U.S. ag sector, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer declared at the end of the group’s 11th ministerial meeting this week in Buenos Aires.
The World Trade Organization will convene this Sunday in Buenos Aires for its eleventh ministerial meeting and the U.S. will be taking a clear message on agriculture: The group that includes every major trading country needs to find a new path forward to improve global trade.
The fifth round of negotiations to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement wrapped up yesterday in Mexico City, and poultry was one of the newest agricultural issues up for debate over the past seven days of talks, thanks to new U.S. proposals.