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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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CHINA TRADE

Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang has assured US officials and business communities that his country’s policy for developing the China-US economic relationship will not change despite China’s expanding economy. He made the comments this week during a visit to Chicago.

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WTO CHALLENGES AHEAD?

Parts of the 2014 farm law “send a message to trading partners that U.S. agriculture is becoming more protectionist,” writes UC-Davis economics professor Colin Carter in Choices, the journal of agricultural economics. Carter says the new Margin Protection Program may be challenged as an implicit subsidy for dairy exports.

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TRADE VIEWS

The U.S. is the world’s second largest trading nation. But while 68% of Americans say trade is good for the country, they hold starkly different views than people in other countries around the world when it comes to the supposed benefits of international commerce: job creation and higher wages. http://pewrsr.ch/1udJU2R.

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GLOBAL TRADE

A new Pew Research poll finds people across the globe are of two minds about globalization: in principle, most believe it’s good for their country; in practice many – especially those in advanced economies – are not so sure it’s good for them personally.

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