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TPP Members Nearing Agreement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

As the U.S. remains focused on reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and to a lesser extent, the U.S.-Korea Free (KORUS) Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is heading closer to reality. TPP was worth an estimated $4 billion annually to U.S. agriculture. However, upon taking office ten months ago, President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the …

nafta

NAFTA Talks Reach Standstill

Dan Dairy, Trade, Vegetables

Agriculture and other contentious issues proposed by the U.S. during round four of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks have stalled the renegotiation effort. The U.S., Canada, and Mexico have now agreed to extend the talks into 2018, failing to meet the Trump Administration’s goal to conclude the talks by the end of this year. The move comes …

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NMPF Comments on Round 4 of NAFTA Negotiations

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

“We are pleased that U.S. trade negotiators have told Canada that its problematic dairy policies must be addressed in the negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “The proposal advanced by the U.S. Trade Representative is the right approach to move dairy trade between our two countries closer to the free trade relationship that exists for most other …

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NAFTA Commodity Groups Unite to Urge Negotiation Success

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. commodity export groups, along with counterparts from Canada and Mexico, are reiterating their support for free trade. The U.S. Grains Council, along with the U.S. Soybean Export Council, National Sorghum Producers, National Corn Growers, and others, met with counterparts from Canada and Mexico last week. As round four of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations conclude, the groups …

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Canada “Flatly Rejects” U.S. Dairy Proposal

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Wrapping up the fourth round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the U.S. proposed a dismantling of Canada’s dairy supply management system. Bloomberg reports Canada “flatly rejects” the proposal by the United States. The proposal would effectively kill Canada’s supply management system by fully eliminating tariffs on supply-managed products over ten years. President Donald Trump earlier …

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Axios: Capitol Hill Asking “When” will NAFTA Withdraw Notice Come

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada and Mexico have both said they are not walking away from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) following hard-hitting proposals by the United States. However, online source Axios points out that folks on Capitol Hill are starting to ask “when” not “if” President Trump will issue a notice to withdraw from NAFTA. The U.S. hardball approach on dairy …

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NAFTA Talks Turn to Agriculture, Dairy

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. wants to reverse Canada’s dairy supply management system as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation. U.S. negotiators centered on the agriculture chapter of NAFTA over the weekend and proposed to reverse Canadian dairy pricing program that has undercut certain U.S. dairy exports to Canada. The text, which demands that Canada eliminates an industry pricing …

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More Than Bluster to President Trump’s Threats to Pull Out of NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A former USDA trade chief argues there’s more than bluster to President Trump’s threats to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Paul Drazek was the trade adviser to USDA Secretary Dan Glickman in the Bill Clinton Administration. Drazek says he feels recent threats by President Trump to pull out of NAFTA, key for U.S. agriculture, are …

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Ag, Business Groups Hit Capitol Hill

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

As the fourth round of NAFTA talks continues, numerous agriculture and business groups are increasingly concerned about the future of the 23-year old agreement. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says a large group of organizations, including the American Farm Bureau, National Pork Producers Council, the Coalition of Services Industries, and many others hit Capitol Hill on Wednesday. The goal was to …

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Perdue Says NAFTA Benefits Canada More Than U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue talked with Fox Business about some of America’s grievances with Canada being outlined in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. Perdue says past trade deals lacked enforcement, so the president is sending a message to Mexico and Canada. “He’s serious about trade deficits,” Perdue says. “He’s serious about keeping jobs in the U.S.,” Perdue …