Trade Tensions Continue

December 13, 2018

President Trump could announce as early as this week that the United States will withdraw from the current North American Free Trade Agreement if Congress fails to approve the revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  Getting the …

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UEA Asks for End to Japanese Tariffs on Eggs

November 29, 2018

In comments on a potential U.S.-Japan trade agreement, the Further Processors Division of United Egg Association (UEA) said Japan’s tariffs on eggs and egg products should be eliminated.  Otherwise, UEA warned, free trade agreements that …

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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

October 4, 2018

After 14 months of negotiations to update NAFTA, the United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached a new modernized trade agreement, now formally known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). NAFTA will remain in effect …

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NAFTA Talks Near End Game

September 20, 2018

U.S., Mexican and Canadian negotiators are approaching a September 30 deadline that might actually be a deadline, in contrast to earlier target dates.  Under U.S. trade laws, President Trump should send the text of changes …

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USDA Provides Details on Trade AID Programs

September 6, 2018

The Agriculture Department announced details of so-called “trade mitigation programs,” new spending of up to $12 billion in payments, purchases and market development for commodities affected by retaliation against President Trump’s numerous new tariffs. Under …

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