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India, US to continue efforts to link investment with trade
India’s bilateral trade talks with the US will continue when commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal meets US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross on the sidelines of the India Economic Summit later this week.
S. Korea’s FTA with 5 Central American nations partially takes effect on Oct. 1
South Korea’s free trade agreement with five Central American countries becomes partially effective on 1 Oct, putting the country on path to enjoy near tariff-free access to markets across the Latin and South American map.
Don’t trade our lives away in free trade negotiations
To sign the RCEP and start negotiations on a FTA with the US when the Indian economy is on the brink of economic downturn and needs strong domestic policies is a decision that is not in national or public interest.
Kerala govt calls for movement against RCEP
The proposed agreement will have far-reaching consequences on dairying, agriculture and fishery sector sectors, says State Agriculture Minister
US-Japan trade deal robs NZ exporters of CPTPP advantage
New Zealand beef and cheese exporters to Japan will be robbed of the recently acquired advantage over US producers, who will gain access to the high-value market on the same terms as CPTPP signatories.
Abe, Trump reach trade deal, Japan exempt from higher auto tariffs
Japanese Prime Minister and US President signed off on a bilateral trade agreement that cuts tariffs on farm and industrial products.
US, India keen to wrap up trade deal
Both countries are frantically working on ways to resolve long-disputed trade issues, especially relating to medical devices, agriculture, and e-commerce.
PTI govt set to launch 13 mega agri-projects
The government is set to launch 13 mega projects across the country in an effort to give a fresh boost to the agriculture sector with assistance from China.
NDDB wants dairy sector out of RCEP negotiations
The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has recommended the government to keep the dairy sector out of the purview of negotiations under the Regional Comprehensive Economic
China to exempt US pork and soybeans from additional trade war duties, in response to Trump’s tariff delay
China has announced that it will exclude imports of US soybeans, pork and other farm goods from additional trade war tariffs, opening the door for significant purchases of agricultural products.
Japan to eliminate tariffs on US wine in trade deal: Nikkei
Japan will eliminate the tariffs on US wine within five to seven years after the trade agreement goes into effect.
US agrees to expand low-tariff quota for Japanese beef imports: sources
The United States has agreed to increase its low-tariff quota for Japanese beef in bilateral trade negotiations, sources close to the matter have said.
Science on safety of chlorinated chicken ’misunderstood’
Government’s assurances that there are no health problems are misleading, say food policy experts.
In 2003, a farmer killed himself to protest globalization. Little has changed
For years, farmers have said free trade policies have harmed them. Will the world finally start listening?
EU deal is dead if bad for ag
Agriculture will gain ground from a free trade agreement with the European Union or the deal is off, says Trade Minister Simon Birmingham.
In countdown to trade war talks, China ready to sweeten deal by buying American goods, source says
China has offered to buy American products in exchange for a delay in a series of US tariffs and easing of a supply ban against telecoms giant Huawei.
US farmers’ group says pharma, not dairy, is main obstacle to ratifying USMCA
The National Farmers Union says the new deal’s extended patent protection for new pharmaceuticals must be reduced so that less expensive generic versions of new drugs can be available to consumers sooner.
US hints at rice concession in Japan trade talks
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue suggested the US may make concessions in seeking greater access to Japan’s rice market, during ongoing bilateral trade talks.
Modernized free trade agreement lifts duties on Israeli imports of Canadian foodstuffs
The expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement took effect, eliminating or reducing tariffs on the import into Israel of a wide range of foods from Canada.
USMCA pits rural people in each country against one another: Via Campesina North America
We see the revision of NAFTA – rebranded as the USMCA (or T-MEC) – as another failure to respect the dignity of farmworkers, family farmers, Indigenous people, and the communities and territories in which we live.