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Items Tagged with 'US Grains Council'



Ag sector pins hopes on Indo-Pacific trade talks

The Biden administration has made it clear it won't use the 14-nation Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity to negotiate lower tariffs on American ag exports, but U.S. officials insist there are plenty of non-tariff trade barriers to be resolved, and U.S. farm groups’ hopes are high as talks continue this week in San Francisco during a seventh round of negotiations.
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Japan agency agrees to widen access to US ethanol

The U.S. is going to be able to export a lot more ethanol to Japan if the country implements a new federal rule published by the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, according to statements released Friday by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. lobbying groups. 

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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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US ag sees potential for major trade gains with Indo-Pacific deal

The Biden administration has all but ruled out tariff-slashing market access deals when it comes to its proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, but the U.S. ag sector still hopes the agreement will include a trade pillar that boosts exports to rapidly growing markets that are home to a patchwork of regulatory restrictions and non-tariff trade barriers.
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