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(Daily News)
March 16, 2017

The National Economic Council told food and agricultural groups on March 15 that reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement and forging a bilateral deal with Japan are its top two trade negotiating objectives, according to a participant in the White House meeting.


(In Trade)
March 10, 2017

“We need somebody down at the department to be a true champion for the producers and farmers and ranchers.”


(Daily News)
March 10, 2017

Arkansas Republican Rep. Rick Crawford expressed confidence this week that his bill to allow U.S. agriculture exporters to extend credit to Cuban buyers is gaining support in Congress, but where President Trump and the White House stand on the idea – and Cuba policy in general – remains largely unclear.


(In Trade)
March 08, 2017

“Trade policies that grow American manufacturing jobs have my full support, but they can't come at the expense of agriculture jobs.”


(In Trade)
February 27, 2017

“Such a position will bring unified high-level representation to key trade negotiations with senior, foreign officials and within the Executive Branch.”


(Daily News)
February 24, 2017

Negotiations to redo agreements suspending U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties on Mexican sugar have paused due to turnover in the U.S. Agriculture and Commerce departments, but a former USDA undersecretary is optimistic that a deal can be struck once the Trump administration’s team is in place and brought up to speed.


(In Trade)
February 23, 2017

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) says Trump's planned path on trade remains unclear.


(In Trade)
February 01, 2017

“SUA believes that USTR must retain its historic leadership role in trade policy, and that a strong and knowledgeable leader is indispensable.”


(Daily News)
February 01, 2017

State secretaries of agriculture blasted Mexico and Canada over a series of trade barriers, including moves by Canadian provinces to adopt dairy ingredient strategies and treat imported wine differently than domestically produced wine.


(In Trade)
January 19, 2017

“America's sugar producers look forward working closely with the incoming USTR to target and tear down unfair trading practices and subsidies.”


(Daily News)
January 18, 2017

President-elect Trump has selected former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) to serve as agriculture secretary, rounding out his cabinet picks just a day before his inauguration.


(In Trade)
December 28, 2016

Ross, Navarro, Greenblatt and the USTR will “play an instrumental role” in “trade policy overall and crafting an agenda.”


(In Trade)
December 15, 2016

The conservative group of lawmakers has issued recommendations for the Trump administration's first 100 days.


(Daily News)
December 15, 2016

The United States on Dec. 15 requested World Trade Organization consultations with China over its method of administering tariff-rate quotas for corn, wheat, and rice. The U.S. is alleging that China's TRQ management for those crops is “opaque and unpredictable,” and breaches Beijing's commitments in its WTO Accession Protocol and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.


(In Trade)
December 06, 2016

“The program has wasted taxpayer dollars to set up a duplicative program that fragments and jeopardizes U.S. food safety.”


(In Trade)
November 29, 2016

“I have not heard further discussion about any kind of folding USTR into Commerce; I have not heard it discussed.”


(Inside U.S. Trade)
November 29, 2016

“I have not heard further discussion about any kind of folding USTR into Commerce; I have not heard it discussed.”


(Daily News)
November 22, 2016

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and China's Vice Premier for State Council Wang Yang signaled that little progress has been made on expediting China's biotech approval system, in Nov. 22 remarks on the margins of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting in Washington, DC.


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