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Farmers in Brazil and Argentina are concerned about Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s agreement to import 750,000 tonnes of wheat from the United States without the 10 percent tariff .
The two leaders made a number of trade-related commitments, including allowing for the annual importation of 750 thousand tons of American wheat to Brazil at zero rate and the possible resumption of US beef imports from Brazil.
This agreement opens an annual opportunity for US wheat farmers to compete on a level playing field for 750,000 metric tons (about 28 million bushels) of wheat under the tariff rate quota.
US President said will push for a free trade agreement with Japan as he signaled willingness to seek a further opening of the country’s agriculture market.
Indonesia slammed the European Commission’s adoption of a draft regulation to phase out the use of palm oil in renewable transportation fuel and warned the move could hurt relations with EU members backing the proposal.
Japanese imports of beef are nearing the point of triggering an automatic tariff increase, which would affect only the US, a nonmember of the TPP-11.
Brazil is considering granting an import quota of 750,000 metric tons of US wheat per year without tariffs in exchange for other trade concessions, according to Brazilian officials.
A bipartisan group of 114 US House members sent a letter to the US Trade Representative, urging him to “insist on the inclusion of agricultural products" in trade talks with the European Union.
About 40 farmer unions demanded the government walk out of the negotiations over the RCEP free trade agreement, saying it would be disastrous for the domestic agriculture sector if the pact comes through.
South Korea has actively promoted its agricultural products in overseas markets over the past few years by holding K-food fairs. Nonetheless, data show that Korea has yet to resolve its chronic trade deficit in farm products.
U.S. Trade Representative will prioritize the agriculture sector once the two countries start negotiations.
Free trade is simply a euphemism for the corporate capture of international trade.
Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said that she will discuss US-Brazil trade in meat, sugar and ethanol in talks next week between officials of the two countries.
Indonesian sugarcane and cattle farmers are expressing worry over a possible high inflow of sugar and livestock from Australia following the signing of the IA CEPA.
Bolsonaro will meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington and the two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral trade.
Sharon Treat exposes another backdoor to deregulation, the Regulatory Cooperation Council, that exists through NAFTA and is being used by corporate livestock lobbyists to undermine food safety and consumers right to know.
US trade negotiators are traveling to Israel for advanced talks to upgrade their agricultural trade pact and reduce barriers for American farm exports to the Middle Eastern country.
IA-CEPA will help ensure that Australia, and its horticulture producers, will be able to benefit from the country’s expected economic growth.
Several prominent peasant movements in India are holding a ‘National level consultation on the Impact of RCEP and other tree trade agreements on farmers and farming in India’ on 13th March in New Delhi.
Former Japanese minister Yamada joined forces with 150 lawyers that have challenged as unconstitutional both the TPP agreement and the government’s decision to abolish the seed protection law.