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EU-Mexico trade deal prompts French farming backlash
While the world is busy dealing with the coronavirus health crisis, the European Union and Mexico concluded talks on a new trade pact, provoking strong reactions.
ASA, USSEC submit comments to USTR on US-Kenya trade agreement
US Soybean Export Council and the American Soybeans Association wants the inclusion of provisions on agricultural biotech in the US-Kenya agreement.
Belarusian dairy companies certified for export to Vietnam
This will allow more efficient use of opportunities granted by the Vietnam-EAEU free trade agreement and increase export of Belarusian milk and dairy products to Vietnam.
FTA partners continue to buy more than half of US grains
FTA partners purchased 55% of total US grains in all forms exports in 2018-19 marketing year.
EAEU removes import tariffs on 10 Iranian products
TEHRAN- The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has removed tariff rates for the import of 10 Iranian products, according to the head of the Iranian National Union of Agricultural Products.
Coronavirus: China yet to meet key phase one trade deal target due to Covid-19 lockdown
China was due to release intellectual property action plan 30 working days after phase one trade deal came into force on February 15.
The European Commission’s manipulations of the interim Economic Partnership Agreements of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
This analysis aims to uncover the many tricks used by the European Commission to impose the Interim Economic Partnership Agreements of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Despite impact of virus, Pak-China trade to improve in second half
Pakistan’s Ambassador to China discussed some major developments and plans between the two countries, which included joint cooperation to combat locust plague, effect of China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement and establishment of a meat cold chain.
Hungary held liable for expropriating the investment of a British investor and ordered to pay EUR 7 million in compensation for damages
Magyar and Inicia filed for arbitration against Hungary claiming expropriation of their leasehold rights to the land, following an agricultural sector reform to promote family farms over farming companies.
Will Canada’s grain farmers be collateral damage in the rush to pass Bill C-4?
Bill C-4 - the legislation to implement the Canada-US-Mexico trade agreement - makes it so Canada must treat all American-grown grain as if it were Canadian-grown.
Chile will maintain current export conditions with the UK after Brexit
The association agreement with the United Kingdom approved by the Chilean Senate in 2019 contemplates the conditions of the existing association agreement between Chile and the European Union.
EU puts challenges to Vietnamese agricultural producers
The implementation of the European Union - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement poses many challenges to Vietnamese agricultural products.
A fast track to weaker food standards
Will the EU concede to the demands of US negotiators on food standards? The Commission can in fact circumvent the mandate by using other methods that make it much easier to weaken standards.
Poultry state congressmen pressure trade talks to get American chicken into UK
The mostly poultry state congressmen outlined the trade barriers U.S. producers currently face and called for the inclusion of US poultry products in any new US-UK trade agreement.
South Africa raises poultry-import tariffs, drawing US ire
The announcement immediately drew criticism from the US government, which previously threatened to exclude South Africa from a preferential trade agreement after a disagreement over the levies in 2015.
China proposes standards on hormone residues in beef after US trade deal
China has drawn up food safety standards on residue limits of growth hormones in beef, a move seen as a further step towards opening up its market to American imports of the meat.
Romania wins €2.36bn lawsuit against spirits producer
Romania has won the second lawsuit filed against it by brothers Ioan and Viorel Micula, who accused Romania of allowing the development of a black market for the sale of alcohol.
Chlorinated chicken and hormone-grown beef? What a UK-US trade deal could mean for your diet
Some of the most controversial issues include chlorinated chicken, potassium bromate and hormones.
EU: mini US deal will only tackle regulatory barriers
The European Union is prepared to lower barriers for US agricultural goods such as GMOs as part of a mini trade deal, but don’t expect bigger concessions like cutting tariffs or changing EU laws, an EU official said.
CPEC costs human life, resources in Balochistan: Activists at UN
Baloch political activists have alleged that the people in Balochistan are paying a heavy price for the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).