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Agriculture

(Daily News)
December 07, 2018

The chair of agriculture negotiations at the World Trade Organization has moved to implement his proposal for a new working plan for 2019 that includes seven working groups to cover top-priority issues twice a month.


(In Trade)
December 03, 2018

A group of agriculture exporting countries last week said that domestic agriculture support, especially product-specific support, was a key area for reform at the World Trade Organization, calling on other members to make commitments to reducing trade-distorting support.


(In Trade)
November 29, 2018

The two countries want to know if Canada’s dairy, wine concessions in USMCA will apply to all WTO members.


(Daily News)
November 28, 2018

The U.S. and other World Trade Organization members this week raised numerous concerns with India' domestic support for agriculture, which India called flawed and untrue.


(Daily News)
November 16, 2018

Several World Trade Organization members, including the U.S., this week addressed outstanding issues in agricultural market access negotiations in Geneva, singling out high “water” levels and export competition.


(In Trade)
October 05, 2018

Reports show an uptick in trade-distorting domestic agricultural support, particularly from India and China.


(Daily News)
September 27, 2018

The U.S. told fellow World Trade Organization member countries this week that its $12 billion trade aid package for farmers was a one-time expenditure that would not put the country over its WTO agriculture support limits, according to a Geneva trade official.


(Daily News)
June 15, 2018

India this week pledged to maintain its agricultural domestic support systems despite U.S. allegations that they violate World Trade Organization rules.


(Daily News)
February 26, 2018

Canada last week raised questions at the World Trade Organization about a California pricing scheme that changes the class of certain dairy products based on whether they will be exported, hinting that the policy constitutes an export subsidy.


(In Trade)
January 05, 2018

Jason Hafemeister writes that it is time “to reflect, reset, and reinvigorate the negotiations to tackle the real-world international trade concerns that face agriculture today.”


(Daily News)
December 08, 2017

As trade ministers from the World Trade Organization's 164 members gather this weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the body's 11th ministerial conference, potential outcomes for the talks are in limbo -- and members are unsure what role the U.S. will decide to play at the meeting, sources said.


(Daily News)
November 28, 2017

Members of the World Trade Organization are divided on whether a potential outcome on public stockholding for food security purposes should be based on the current “peace clause” agreed to in 2013 or if the scope and transparency obligations should differ.


(Daily News)
October 30, 2017

World Trade Organization members that fall behind on their notifications should face punitive measures that could culminate in an “inactive” designation and the loss of access to WTO resources, the United States has proposed.


(Daily News)
July 28, 2017

The United States' continued “period of reflection” at the World Trade Organization has kept members unsure of what role the U.S. will play as members seek outcomes in various areas for the body's 11th ministerial conference, according to Geneva sources.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2017

Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, said on Wednesday that the U.S. is facing off against the European Union in a race to finish trade negotiations with Mexico, with the winner likely to convince Mexico to adopt the victor's preferred rules on geographical indications.


(Daily News)
July 18, 2017

Hoping to break a deadlock that has stalled the World Trade Organization's negotiations on agriculture, the European Union and Brazil on Monday proposed cuts to developed and developing members' domestic support as well as provisions on public stockholding for food security purposes.


(Daily News)
June 02, 2017

World Trade Organization members are looking ahead to how they can assure negotiations on domestic support in agriculture continue after the WTO's 11th ministerial in December because a meaningful outcome on the issue by that milestone appears increasingly out of reach, according to Geneva sources.


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