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Export Restrictions Receive More Attention at the WTO

Export Restrictions Receive More Attention at the WTO

As WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and agriculture talks chair David Walker prepare for a ten-day Easter break in trade negotiations and resumption on April 29th, agricultural export restrictions are receiving increased attention. At a March 31 meeting of the Agriculture Committee and a later agriculture negotiations meeting, WTO members expressed concerns similar to ones raised […]

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China food barriers cost U.S. billions in exports, report says

Des Moines Register Philip Brasher March 22, 2011 http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com U.S. farmers are losing as much as $3.1 billion in annual trade with China because of non-tariff restrictions such as the swine-flu related restriction on U.S. pork, according to a government study. Wheat, pork and cotton are being hurt the most by the non-tariff barriers, the […]

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A big chill in global-warming bill

Christian Science Monitor By the Monitor’s Editorial Board June 26, 2009www.csmonitor.com Threats against imports from countries that don’t fight climate change will backfire on the US. A red flag should go up over one effort in Congress to make America go green. The main global-warming bill on Capitol Hill calls for the president to slap […]

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Commentary: Semi-Truths

The Wall Street JournalIt`s nice the U.S. government is finally getting around to meeting its obligations under a trade pact with Mexico ratified a mere 14 years ago. But even that is too fast for some protectionists. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. was required to lift a ban on Mexican trucks […]

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EU may retaliate against RUS

Associated PressThe European Union hinted at retaliation Thursday after being jolted by a Russian decision to suspend imports of meat from Europe, potentially disrupting $1.6 billion in annual trade. The uproar came just two weeks after a celebratory EU-Russia summit, at which the EU gave its long-sought blessing to Moscow`s bid to join the World […]

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