This week, NAEGA and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representatives (USTR) regarding the Administration’s reviews and report to the president on trade agreement violations and abuses. The comments outline the performance of U.S. free trade agreement on the grain and feed trade and the performance of WTO agreements on multilateral trading arrangements. In the comments, NAEGA and NGFA highlight the overwhelming success of free trade agreements in promoting trade and opening up markets for grain and feed trade products. The comments also list some on-going tariff and non-tariff barrier challenges industry currently faces with trade agreement partners and WTO partners with which the U.S. has a significant trade deficit.
A copy of the comments can be found here.