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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Canada should support Coexistence crops

Check BiotechThe controversies (mostly hypothetical) over genetically engineered (GE) crops and food never seem to end. As soon as one scare story is demonstrated to be false or highly unlikely, another floods the media. No doubt, this is by design. Canada recently stirred up a hornets nest when its representatives at the meeting of the […]

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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