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Not All Canada Ag Happy with TPP 11

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Not all ag sectors in Canada are thrilled with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP 11. Canada’s dairy and chicken producer groups claim the deal will “chip away” at their markets. Chicken Farmers of Canada says the agreement still includes concessions on market access for chicken products in response to U.S. demands. …

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New York Times: How NAFTA Shapes Beer, Bacon and Blue Jeans Trade

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The New York Times recently outlined what the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) means for three items notorious for their association with American culture. Combined, what should be considered for a country song title, the article details the cross-border trade of beer, bacon and blue jeans. The article notes that a change in trade policy could change the future …

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Reports Shows States with Most to Lose in NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A new report shows which states stand to lose the most when it comes to withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Farmers for Free Trade, a self-described bipartisan, grassroots campaign working to rebuild support for trade, says the report outlines the specific threats the states most dependent on NAFTA ag trade with Mexico would face if America …

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Cattlemen on TPP Moving Forward Without U.S.

Dan Cattle, Trade

It was announced this week the 11 nations that moved forward without the United States on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have reached a final agreement. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, says TPP would have been a great opportunity for U.S. beef. Cattlemen on TPP Moving Forward Without US from NCBA: Cattlemen …

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Study: Killing NAFTA Kills Manufacturing, Agriculture Jobs

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A new report by Business Roundtable suggests that ending the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would result in job losses of more than 1.8 billion in the United States. As negotiators are meeting in Canada this week, the report was released to “urge the administration to take into account the potential damage of withdrawing from NAFTA.” Drafting two scenarios, …

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TPP Talks Continue as Canada Shows Hesitation

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Trade officials gathering this week in Tokyo are trying to forge ahead on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the United States but are bogged down by Canada. The member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, also known as TPP 11, reached a basic agreement on the pact in November. But, Canada is holding out to secure …

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Another Round of NAFTA Talks Getting Underway

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Trade negotiators are in Montreal for the next round of talks regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The session could be the last round of significant talks before the Mexican presidential campaigns which lead up to a July first election, making negotiations too difficult, according to the Hagstrom Report. The talks will last until January 29th, when the …

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Cattle Producers Uneasy with Trade Issues

Dan Cattle, Trade

The beef industry, like many others in agriculture, knows the importance of trade with other countries. One of the biggest is the North American Free Trade Agreement, as NAFTA is important to the beef industry. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) senior vice president of government affairs, Colin Woodall, knows there is some uneasiness right now as to what will happen …

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Mexican Ambassador says NAFTA Negotiations Are Making Progress

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The Mexican Ambassador to Washington tells Bloomberg that the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have general agreement on 40 percent of the topics being renegotiated in the NAFTA talks. Geronimo Gutierrez says Mexico may also be willing to accept an increase in the minimum regional content for automobiles traded under the deal. Gutierrez says Mexico is focusing on increasing employment, something …