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U.S., South African Poultry Industries Struggle To Reach Deal On Duties

The U.S. and South African poultry industries are struggling to find terms they can both agree on to end a long-standing dispute over South African antidumping (AD) duties on U.S. bone-in chicken products, with South African producers resisting demands for market opening that the U.S. says are critical to regain a foothold in the market.

European Commission Mulls Another 'Opt-Out' Proposal For GMO Imports

The European Commission is considering giving individual European member states the power to ban the import of EU-approved genetically modified food and animal feed into their territory and may propose legislation along those lines when it completes a review of the EU's biotech approval procedures at the end of April.

EGA Product List Nearly Ready; Parties Set Format For Scope Negotiations

The United States and other participants in the talks for an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) have paved the way to begin substantive negotiations in May on which products will ultimately subject to tariff elimination.

Japanese Official Says TPA Delay Negatively Impacting Bilateral TPP Talks With U.S.

A Japanese official said late Friday (March 27) that the delay in congressional consideration of a bill to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is negatively impacting bilateral negotiations with the United States under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) because it causes Tokyo to question whether Washington is in a position to strike a deal.

TTIP Round Nine Slated For New York City During Week Of April 20: Sources

The United States is planning to host the next round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations the week of April 20 in New York City, according to informed sources.

Chile Confirms Late May TPP Ministerial; Says Dates, Location Not Yet Set

The Chilean government has confirmed that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries are planning to hold a ministerial meeting in late May, but said the dates and location for the gathering have not yet been set.

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  • The United States and China attempted to reach a deal that would re-open the Chinese market to U.S. beef exports in time for President Obama's state visit to Beijing in November, but talks fell apart because China offered “unacceptable” terms to the U.S., according to Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Robert Holleyman.

  • Senate supporters of the Export-Import Bank are pressing for quick floor action on a bipartisan reauthorization bill introduced last week in order to crank up the pressure on the House Republican leadership to act in light of the dwindling number of legislative days before the bank's charter expires on June 30.

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