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TRUMP WANTS TOUGHER #NAFTA ORIGIN RULES

Hoping to underline the need for tougher rules of origin in NAFTA, the U.S. Commerce Department Friday released data showing U.S. value-added content is declining for manufactured goods from Mexico and Canada. According to the study, U.S. content in automotive imports from Mexico declined 18.1 percent in 2011 from 26.5 percent in 1995; automotive imports… read more

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TRUMP TAKES ON #NAFTA, AGAIN

President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to scrap NAFTA tweeting Sunday, “We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada. Both being very difficult, may have to terminate?” Trump’s tweet comes just days before the three countries come back to the negotiating table in Mexico for their second… read more

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USTR: ‘HIGH-STANDARD’ #NAFTA AGREEMENT SOUGHT

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration plans to move quickly on renegotiating NAFTA, seeking a “high-standard agreement” with Mexico and Canada, and aggressive enforcement of trade deals. He testified before the Senate Committee on Finance Wednesday. Negotiations can begin as soon as Aug. 16. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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AG MINISTERS TALK #NAFTA

The U.S., Canada and Mexico have “relatively few” differences on agricultural trade, the three countries’ agriculture ministers said after a meeting Tuesday to discuss NAFTA. “We’ve come together to acknowledge that by and large, NAFTA has been a favorable agreement for our three sectors in all three countries from an agricultural perspective. That is the… read more

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#CANADA’S NO. 1

Canada has overtaken the U.S. as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for shares of the global market. Rising affluence is driving China’s voracious appetite for pork, including less desirable parts of the pig like feet, elbows and innards. At the same time,… read more

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TRUMP SENDS #NAFTA LETTER

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, on behalf of President Donald Trump, this morning sent a letter to both chambers of Congress saying the U.S. is ready to rework NAFTA. The letter triggers a 90-day window to discuss the negotiating position of the U.S. Talks on the 23-year-old trade deal can begin only after the 90-day… read more

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PROJECT TO BRAND PROTEIN REGION

Officials in three Canadian plains provinces and six northern U.S. states are launching an effort to brand the region as the potential provider of protein to the world. “The Protein Highway” project aims to encourage scientists to work together and share information on protein-rich crops, said Kevin Kephart, South Dakota State University’s vice president for… read more

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U.S. CANADA DAIRY DISPUTE SOURS TRADE NEGOTIATIONS

Because of a decades-old dispute between the U.S. and Canada, dairy is emerging as the thorniest issue souring final talks to conclude a sweeping trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, linking 12 countries around the Pacific. The U.S. wants Canada to loosen a decades-old system for protecting dairy farmers from imports.

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COOL UPDATE

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) is calling for voluntary Country-of-Origin Labels on meat. With Canada and Mexico threatening retaliatory action against the U.S. for requiring country-of-origin labels on meat sold in the U.S.,  a key Senate Democrat, is pushing for a voluntary label that still allows domestic beef and pork to be identified as a… read more

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COOL RETALIATION

Canada and Mexico today will request from the World Trade Organization authorization to impose more than $3 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for Washington’s failure to bring country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law into compliance with trade laws.

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