U.S. Raising Tariffs on Certain European Imports

The U.S. government says it will raise tariffs on certain products imported from the European Union. Reuters said those products include wines from France and Germany, as well as aircraft components. It’s the latest move in a longtime battle between Washington D.C and Brussels over aircraft subsidies. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said […]

European Union Puts Tariffs On U.S. Goods, Including Ag Products

The European Union said earlier this week it will impose tariffs on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services, including some agricultural imports. The move comes out of a dispute over U.S. assistance for Boeing, which is a bitter rival to Europe’s Airbus. European trade ministers agreed on the move a few […]

Censky Discusses Trade Negotiation, Challenges With the EU

The European Union and the U.S. continue to talk about what it will take to get a trade deal done. However, the U.S. and the EU have stark differences in their policies toward food production, which continues to be a stumbling block. Outgoing Deputy Ag Secretary Stephen Censky recently pointed out the biggest difference at the […]

Global Wheat Supply Lowered

When looking at the most recent WASDE report, what were some of the biggest changes when it came to the global wheat supply? “Basic story is that world production is down this month quite a bit relative to where we expected it to be last month and that reflects reductions in our expectations of production […]

U.S., EU Not Making Much Progress in Trade Talks

European Union Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan recently said the chances of making a free trade deal with the United States in the near future aren’t good. The announcement comes after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer blasted the EU for its trade policies and admitted the two sides are nowhere near a deal. That’s despite years […]

European Union Wants to Restart Trade Talks with the U.S.

The European Union is looking to revive trade negotiations with the U.S. to help bring the trade disputes between the two sides to an end. The EU is proposing a joint agenda that covers everything from aircraft subsidies and lobster tariffs to shared reserves of medical supplies. EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan has told U.S. […]

Coronavirus Starting To Impact Trade Talks

The worldwide coronavirus outbreak is taking a toll on farm trade talks and trade flows. “I think you’ve seen over the last couple of months, shipments being slowed because of China. Of course, as we’re seeing this spread around the world, other countries will be affected. And, of course, we’re hoping that this doesn’t affect […]

EU Continues to Say No to Ag in Trade Talks with the U.S.

A top European Union trade official says Europe seriously wants a trade agreement with the United States. However, EU political leaders still won’t negotiate on significant agricultural policies. Bernd Lange is chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade. He was in Washington, D.C. last week to talk to lawmakers and Trump administration officials. […]

Europe Next On The U.S. Trade List

Phil Hogan, the new Trade Commissioner for the European Union, was in Washington, D.C., last week and spoke about the tense relationship between the EU and the U.S.  According to the New York Times, Hogan promises to “robustly defend” European interests as he justified the European position on trade disagreements with the U.S. over airplane […]

EU Parliament Approves Increased U.S. Beef Access

It was a happy Thanksgiving for U.S. beef producers.   The European Parliament voted Thursday to approve a plan that grants the U.S. a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free, high-quality beef quota. The agreement was originally signed back in August. The U.S. Meat Export Federation was pleased to hear of the approval.   […]