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Tariffs Headed for WTO Dispute Hearings

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Both the United States and opponents of tariffs put in place by President Donald Trump confirmed they want to take their disputes to the World Trade Organization. Those confirmations kickstarted the procedure for the WTO to set up dispute hearings. China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico, Russia, and Norway all confirmed that they will take their disputes to adjudication proceedings. …

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ASTA Applauds International Statement in Support of Plant Breeding Innovation

Dan Biotechnology, Industry News Release, Technology

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) applauds the proactive, coordinated action by 13 countries, including the U.S., in signing onto the International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology. The statement reiterates an international commitment to the fair, science-based treatment of evolving plant breeding methods, like gene editing, around the world. ”This is a strong showing of support by governments around the …

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WTO Members Support Policy Approaches to Enable Innovation in Agriculture

Dan Biotechnology, Industry News Release, Technology

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the United States has joined with 12 other nations to support policies that enable agricultural innovation, including genome editing. The International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology was released in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures. “Precision biotechnologies such as genome …

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U.S. Says Retaliatory Tariffs Unjustified in WTO Complaint

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. struck back at retaliating nations this week, filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO). The U.S. complaint says the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the Trump administration were justified, but claim retaliation in response to the tariffs from trading partners was not justified. The complaint includes China, the European Union, Turkey, Canada and Mexico. In …

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Canada Seeking Answers Regarding U.S. Farmer Support Funds

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada wants the U.S. to explain an additional $30 billion made available to support farmers harmed by trade woes, and how the U.S. might distribute the funds. Canada made the request through the World Trade Organization last week. Canada’s written question asked the United States to explain the U.S. Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, in which Congress lifted certain restrictions …

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Action Taken Against Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer announced that the Trump Administration has requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) establish a dispute settlement panel to examine unfair regulations governing the sale of wine in grocery stores in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC). The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is …

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First-Ever WTO Counter Notification Against India’s Market Price Support Issued by U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Wheat

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the United States submitted a counter notification in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture (COA) on India’s market price support (MPS) for wheat and rice. Filed on May 4, 2018, this is the first ever COA notification under the WTO Agreement on Agriculture regarding another …

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WTO Worried About Trade Wars Resulting from Trump Tariffs

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is concerned about President Donald Trump’s plans to impose a tariff on both steel and aluminum imports into America. Director General Roberto Azevedo says a trade war is in no one’s best interests. “The WTO is concerned about the U.S. plans for tariffs on steel and aluminum,” he says, “and the potential …

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USW Thanks USTR for Protecting Ag at WTO

Dan Industry News Release, Wheat

Farm groups thanked U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer for his efforts to defend U.S. agriculture against attempts to weaken the World Trade Organization rules on domestic support in agriculture.  Ben Conner, Director of Policy with U.S. Wheat’s Associates, attended the Buenos Aires Ministerial. He says at the meeting India and other countries attempted to create a permanent loophole for certain …