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.
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 U.S. continues to demand Canada dismantle its supply management dairy system as part of the so-far fruitless NAFTA renegotiations, but if that fails, the U.S. is “actively considering” filing a complaint against Canada in the World Trade Organization.
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.
A lot of the action going down now at the 11th World Trade Organization Ministerial in Argentina is likely happening on the sidelines as the U.S. and Brazil hash out new and old disputes over ethanol and wheat that continue to frustrate the American ag sector.
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.
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 – A spike in cotton prices has gotten the attention of growers and policymakers, but analysts say it’s likely temporary and may have little impact on producers’ pocketbooks or the cost of their farm bill proposal.
There has been a lot of discussion lately about borders and what to do with them. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a paper recently that provides one of the best suggestions I’ve heard yet--invest in making borders more efficient.
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2017 – The Trump administration today announced a trade agenda that that would make the U.S. less beholden to rulings by the World Trade Organization, stressing that U.S. sovereignty should be the primary concern when it mes to international disputes.