In: International Law and Organizations
Committee Confirms Vetter as Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator
- May 23, 2014
Posted May 23, 2014 The Senate Finance Committee has unanimously confirmed Darci Vetter as Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the Office...
Japan Will Not Abolish Agricultural Tariffs in Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
- May 21, 2014
Posted May 21, 2014 In recent talks, Japan told trading partners involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that it...
International Trade Commission Finds Sugar from Mexico Harms U.S. Producers
- May 14, 2014
Posted May 14, 2014 The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently determined that the U.S. sugar industry is likely materially...
US and Japan Make Progress on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
- May 8, 2014
Posted May 8, 2014 Japan and the United States reached a basic agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, described...
Australia-Japan Trade Deal Could Impact Trans Pacific Partnership Negotiations
- April 21, 2014
Posted April 21, 2014 Japan and Australia recently reached a bilateral trade deal, agreeing to lower import tariffs on several...
Mexico Publishes Rule Allowing Import of U.S. Potatoes
- April 10, 2014
Posted April 10, 2014 Mexico recently released a rule, lifting the restrictions on imports of U.S. fresh potatoes, according to...
Appeals Court Vacates COOL Ruling, Full Court to Rehear Case
- April 8, 2014
Posted April 8, 2014 The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated the March 28 ruling denying the American Meat...
Pacific Trade Negotiations End with Impasse over Agricultural Tariffs
- March 18, 2014
Posted March 18, 2014 Trade talks ended on Tuesday with no breakthrough for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would create the...
Study Shows Incidents of GMO Crops in Food and Feed Rising
- March 17, 2014
Posted March 17, 2014 A new study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) shows an...
WTO Ruling on COOL Expected in June
- March 3, 2014
Posted March 3, 2014 A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel is expected to issue a confidential interim report on June...
U.S. and Japan Look For Common Ground over Agricultural Trade
- February 24, 2014
Posted February 24, 2014 The United States and Japan will try to find common ground on agricultural trade and other...
WTO Hears Country of Origin Labeling Dispute
- February 21, 2014
Posted February 21, 2014 The World Trade Organization hearing on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements took place...
“Mad Cow Disease” Identified in Germany
- January 23, 2014
Posted January 23, 2014 German officials have identified one case of bovine spongiform encephalitis (BSE), also known as “Mad Cow...
Cotton Council Reacts to Statements that Brazil will Retaliate in WTO Cotton Dispute
- January 17, 2014
Posted January 17, 2014 The National Cotton Council (NCC) recently released a statement responding to a Brazilian Cotton Grower delegation’s...
Senator Urges Farm Bill Conference to End USDA Catfish Inspection Program
- January 13, 2014
Posted January 13, 2014 The subject of the USDA catfish inspection program resurfaced lasted week, as letters from opponents were...
EU Commission Proposes Ban on Cloning Farm Animals
- December 19, 2013
Posted December 19, 2013 The European Commission recently proposed a draft rule banning the cloning of farm animals, imports of...
Vilsack, U.S. Grain Officials to Attend Trade Conference in China
- December 18, 2013
Posted December 18, 2013 Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will lead a team of U.S. officials and leaders of the...