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The Irish government is expecting a report from the European Commission setting out the economic impact on Eire of a potential trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur.
Waikato farmers will benefit from a potential free trade agreement with India but it will not have a direct impact on the dairy payout, according to a Waikato academic.
To protect farmers’ interests, India has made it clear to EU that duty-free imports of wheat, barley, lemons, apples, pears and meslin flour will not be allowed under the proposed free trade agreement.
Tariffs imposed by China on imported dairy products are part of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which New Zealand has benefitted greatly from, Trade Minister Tim Groser says.
Trade Minister Tim Groser took a swipe at the protected United States dairy industry last night saying it was time they stopped "looking in the rear vision mirror."
"Commercially meaningful bilateral agreements must be passed now or the United States will be left behind," warns Greg Page, the head of Cargill.
Cargill today hosted an employee forum and a business roundtable discussion on the US–South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), which is currently pending Presidential notification to and approval from U.S. Congress.
Emphasizing the importance of trade to the nation’s economy and the need to prevent the loss of existing export markets, agricultural leaders converged on Capitol Hill to urge for immediate passage of three outstanding trade agreements.
Mexico, like Korea, is a country heavily dependent on exports to sustain its economic growth, but the two countries are currently not seeing eye-to-eye over a possible trade deal.
South Korea should pay more attention to reducing the fallout from its free trade deal with the U.S. since it is linked to national interest, Seoul’s farm minister nominee said Wednesday.
The National Assembly has ratified the free trade agreement with the European Union, which will allow the deal to take effect in July.
The Obama administration will request consultations with Korea on the possibility of wider access to the Korean beef market once their pending free trade deal comes into force.
Canadian producers hope free trade negotiations with India will result in that country allowing imports of Canadian pork products, according to an official with one of the agencies trying to open those doors.
"If the argument in favor of KORUS is increased corporate profit, fine, call it that, but it is a perverse misrepresentation to imply that US farmers and workers will profit," says Wisconsin dairy farmer Jim Goodman
This factsheet exposes the inherent dangers of the ‘free trade’ agenda pushed by corporate agribusiness under the aegis of India-EU FTA.
Small farmer organisations from across the Caribbean have criticized regional governments and their bureaucrats for leaving them to “see for themselves” during a period of rising food prices and declining agricultural products.
A group of farmers and ranchers from the US’s largest farm organization will be heading to South and Central America to show support for pending free trade agreements with Colombia and Panama.
National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson said March 16 that the organization’s decision to oppose the South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement primarily was based on the group’s longstanding views rather than the failure of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to send a speaker to its recent convention in San Antonio, but a USTR spokeswoman said that USTR regrets any confusion surrounding Farmers Union’s request for a speaker.
South Korea’s inability to feed itself should not only be seen as a result of its economic development strategy, prioritization of the urban population and industrial development over agriculture, but also in the long term ties and dependency to the US, its largest trading partner.
The main demands of the farmers were to improve farmers incomes through more remunerative and scientifically calculated support prices, to provide health care to farm families, to scrap all agriculture deals in the various ongoing secret negotiations of bilateral FTAs and the WTO, to ban GMOs permanently since there is no need for them, to reduce the rate of farm loans.