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Mexico Buying More Brazilian Corn as NAFTA Negotiations Continue

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Trade

Mexico purchased ten times more corn from Brazil last year than it had previously. Reuters says that’s due to the uncertainty regarding the potential outcome of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. Mexican government data and top grain merchants all say they fear supply disruption from the U.S. if the White House ever followed through on its threat …

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NAFTA Exit Would Trigger 15 cent Mexican Sugar Tariff

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would revert the U.S. tariff on sugar imports from Mexico to 15 cents per-pound, the level in place before NAFTA went into effect. A trade adviser to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told a meeting of the sweetener industry this week that NAFTA eliminated the U.S. tariff on sugar, but Mexican sugar …

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Former Ag Trade Negotiator Says Much Work Left on NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A former Obama administration trade official says there is too much left to do before the deadline for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks. Former Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative, Darci Vetter, told Agriculture.com the negotiations “have a long way to go.” Noting that some issues don’t have an assigned approach yet by the administration, …

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Commerce Secretary Ross: NAFTA Talks Far from Over

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC that the North American Free Trade Agreement re-negotiations are “far from being completed.” While noting that progress was made on easier provisions, he says “very little has been done on the hard issues,” including automotive trade and agriculture. Ross says President Trump could still choose to withdrawal from the agreement, saying a final renegotiated …

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NAFTA Talks to Continue, Optimism Increasing

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are at a “much better point,” according to trade officials from Mexico. Speaking at the conclusion of the latest round of talks held in Canada, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said: “We finally began to discuss the core issues.” All three sides agreed to language governing anti-corruption during the latest …

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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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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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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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NPPC: Mexico Pork Exports Rule Maintains Good Trade Relationship

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) says allowing Mexico to export pork to the U.S. is a sign of good trade relations. The Department of Agriculture last week finalized a regulation allowing Mexican states to export pork to the United States. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is implementing a science-based risk assessment that determined Mexico is free of …

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Senator Ernst Suggests Trump is Softening on NAFTA Threats

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa told the Iowa Corn Growers Association this week that President Donald Trump appears to be reassessing his position on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Ernst told farmers Monday that “I think he has doubts,” when it comes to withdrawing from NAFTA. Iowa’s Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Ernst expects a follow up NAFTA …