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Remedy to EU Grapefruit Tariffs Sought

Dan Citrus, Exports/Imports, Florida, Grapefruit, Trade

The European Union (EU) recently imposed approximately $4 billion in tariffs on U.S. grapefruit and other agricultural products. The tariffs, authorized by the World Trade Organization, are punishment for U.S. subsidies for the Boeing Company. “Once again U.S. agriculture is caught in the crossfire of a dispute that is not of our making and we are used as leverage in …

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U.S. Peanut Federation Addresses EU Tariffs

Dan Exports/Imports, Peanuts

It was announced this week that the European Union has slapped new tariffs on in-shell peanuts and peanut kernels at a level of 25%. A move that was authorized by the World Trade Organization (WTO). According to a story from Tyron Spearman, the United States Peanut Federation (USPF) is working to protect European market access for U.S. peanuts against this latest round …

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EU Parliament Approves Increased U.S. Beef Access

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

(NAFB) — It was a happy Thanksgiving for U.S. beef producers. The European Parliament voted last Thursday to approve a plan that grants the U.S. a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free, high-quality beef quota. The agreement was originally signed back in August. The U.S. Meat Export Federation was pleased to hear of the approval. “Approval by the European …

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EU Ready for Talks over U.S. Beef

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The European Union (EU) is readying to negotiate with the United States to allow the U.S. to increase beef exports to EU countries. The European Commission sought approval from its 28-member states last month to open negotiations with Washington. The approval process is expected to be completed next week to allow negotiations to begin. Beef is separate from an arrangement …

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EU, China, Working to Strengthen Trade Ties

Jim Rogers Industry News Release

The European Union is working to strengthen trade ties with China as the U.S. and China are embattled in a trade war. Repercussions of the trade war are being felt throughout U.S. agriculture, as the retaliatory tariffs from China will soon go into effect. Meanwhile, the EU is taking full advantage of the situation, and engaging with China to further …

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Bayer Seeking EU Review of Monsanto Deal

Dan Industry News Release

Bayer has asked the European Commission to extend its review deadline on its planned takeover of Monsanto. The move by Bayer, according to company officials, seeks to allow more time for Bayer to finalize the agreement. Dow Jones reports that in late June, Bayer filed a submission to obtain antitrust approval for the deal from the European Commission. The Commission …

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EU Strikes Trade Deal With Japan

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Must Do Likewise, Says NPPC Following the announcement by the European Union and Japan that they have reached agreement in principle on a trade pact, the National Pork Producers Council renewed its request that the Trump administration begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan. “The United States must quickly finalize a trade deal with Japan if it …

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European Union Close to Trade Deal with Japan

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The European Union and Japanese officials both say they’re close to signing what would be a major free trade deal, which could potentially jump-start other free trade deals. A European Union negotiator says a deal between the two would let the rest of the world know that two of the largest economies are resisting protectionism in favor of openness and …

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NMPF Leaders Applaud European High Court Ruling Preventing Imitators from Using Dairy Names

Dan Dairy

The recent European Court of Justice ruling upholding European Union regulations that prevent plant-based dairy alternatives from using terms like “milk,” “cheese” and “yogurt” is a victory for the same battle occurring in the United States, leaders of the National Milk Producers Federation told their French dairy counterparts. During a visit, Friday with French dairy cooperative Sodiaal and the French …