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US - EU Negotiations

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The United States and the European Union are beginning negotiations towards a trade agreement. This would expand the world’s largest commercial relationship with $1 trillion of trade in goods and services annually and $3.7 trillion in two-way direct investment. U.S. agriculture is poised for growth in the European market. Last year, U.S. farmers and ranchers exported just under $13 billion to the EU, while the EU in turn exported $25 billion worth of agricultural products to the U.S.  Farm Bureau supports leveling the playing field for U.S. agriculture in the European market and stands firmly against the EU's non-scientific  agriculture trade barriers.

US - EU negotiations aim to expand the world’s largest commercial relationship with $1 trillion of trade in goods and services annually.

Status

Negotiations between the U.S. and the EU are set to begin in 2019.

AFBF Policy

Farm Bureau policy for trade negotiation objectives:

  1. Include all agricultural products and policies in the negotiations
  2. Elimination of non-tariff trade barriers
  3. Ensure market access for biotechnology products
  4. Address issues concerning import sensitive products
  5. Opposition to the Precautionary Principle
  6. Opposition to the use of geographic indicators

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