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$1 Trillion Free-Trade Agreement Now In Force

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Despite strong anti-trade comments from President Trump, a $1 trillion free trade agreement went into effect on Wednesday of this week, called the Trade Facilitation Agreement. A CNN Money report says the agreement is designed to cut through red tape and help solve problems like border delays and transportation bottlenecks. The World Trade Organization says it will cut a day and a half off the time needed to import goods and cut two days off the time need to export products. Read the rest of this entry »

Canada, Mexico Want All NAFTA Partners at Renegotiation Table

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Senior officials from Canada and Mexico say renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will happen with all nations at the table. The trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico is being targeted by President Donald Trump for “tweaking.” Read the rest of this entry »

Costco – Korea Expansion for U.S. Beef

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U.S. beef is rapidly building momentum in South Korea, and now receives a further boost as Costco has officially begun converting its imported chilled beef selection from Australian beef to 100 percent U.S. product. Joe Schuele has the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Mexico Looking at Argentina, Brazil, for Yellow Corn

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Mexico is turning its attention to South America, given uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Mexico’s agriculture minister last week announced he would lead a business delegation to Argentina and Brazil to explore buying yellow corn from the two nations. Read the rest of this entry »

EU To Begin Trade Talks with China

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The European Union is getting set to talk trade with China in April or May. European officials told Reuters the goal is to promote free trade and international cooperation in the face of what may be a more protectionist Washington D.C. Read the rest of this entry »

European Union Lawmakers Back Canada Trade Deal

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The European Union Parliament backed a measure Wednesday approving the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Japan Open to Bilateral Trade Agreement with U.S.

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Japan’s Prime Minister told the nation’s parliament this week he is open to a bilateral trade agreement with the United States. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (sheen-zoh ah-bay) says he is “not afraid” of a free trade agreement with the U.S. if it benefits Japan, according to online newspaper Japan Today. Read the rest of this entry »

Trudeau Talks Dairy Trade with House Speaker Ryan

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says he asked Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (True-doh) regarding Canadian market access for U.S. dairy producers. The Wisconsin Republican met with Trudeau Monday as part of Trudeau’s visit to Washington, DC this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump Tells Canada to Expect Only “Tweaking” of NAFTA

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During his visit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (true-doh), U.S. President Donald Trump said there would only be “tweaking” needed to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

China, New Zealand to Hold Free Trade Talks

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China and New Zealand will hold a series of meetings to promote free trade amid growing concerns over U.S. trade protectionism. The Strait Times, a Singapore-based newspaper, reports officials from both China and New Zealand have confirmed the meetings will take place. Read the rest of this entry »

Japan Trade Talks Assigned to Pence

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President Donald Trump has assigned Vice President Mike Pence to lead economic dialogue with Japan following meetings with Japan’s Prime Minister. Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Sheen-zoh-ah bay) made no decision regarding bilateral trade negotiations while meeting over the weekend in Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 10, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 10, we discuss trade, bees and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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