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Trump: Not Interested in Re-joining TPP

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

President Donald Trump says “I don’t want to go back into” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump told reporters “the media has not covered the TPP correctly.” President Trump however did say that “if they offered us a deal that I can’t refuse, on behalf of the United States, I would …

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Trump Tells Trade Team to Look Into Re-joining TPP

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

During a meeting with farm-state lawmakers, President Donald Trump said he has directed his trade team to look into rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Meeting with Senators and other leaders from the Midwest, President Trump heard of the troubles his trade policy is posing to agriculture, and the benefits of TPP to farmers and ranchers. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who …

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China Files WTO Complaint, Pledges to Lower Some Tariffs

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

China has filed a dispute with the World Trade Organization alleging the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum violate world trade rules. However, the nation also re-confirmed it will open its economy by lowering tariffs on cars, paving the way for negotiations. “Actions speak louder than words” when it comes to China, one U.S. economist told Reuters. But, China’s President …

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Trade War Help for Farmers: All Options on the Table

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

A top Department of Agriculture official says “all options are on the table” when it comes to finding relief from a trade war with China for farmers. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky told reporters earlier this week USDA is “looking at all of our authorities” to find ways to assist farmers, according to Politico. Those options include buying up …

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NAFTA Talks Progressing

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Trade officials from the U.S., Mexico and Canada are hopeful to reach a consensus on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by early May. A trade negotiator from Mexico says “there’s a very high probability of reaching an agreement in principle,” within the next month, according to the Wall Street Journal. Trade leaders from each nation met in Washington, …

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Trump Acknowledges Ag Pain Due to Tariff Talk

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

In a speech on Thursday, Politico says President Trump admitted publicly that his trade crackdown is causing U.S. farmers and ranchers to feel pain. He also says steps will be taken to address that reality. The president has directed Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue “to use his broad authority to implement a plan to protect our farmers and agricultural interests.” Perdue …

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Mexico Not Ruling Out Quick NAFTA Result

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The Mexican Foreign Minister says he’s not ruling out a quick ending to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks. Reuters says the top Mexican diplomat says progress is being made on several issue-specific tables of the negotiations. The U.S., Canada, and Mexico’s top negotiators were meeting late in the week to continue discussions. The talks have moved slowly …