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Posts tagged: U.S.-Korea trade agreement

Removing Barriers to Trade Benefits Our Farmers, Businesses

Today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released three reports to Congress detailing the Obama Administration’s work to reduce or remove key foreign government barriers to American exports. The reports describe how the Administration has fought for American jobs over the last year by working to reduce or eliminate unwarranted sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and technical barriers to trade (TBT) as well as other significant barriers to American exports.

Just a few weeks removed from the historic implementation of the U.S.-Korea trade agreement, and as our officials wrap up USDA’s largest-ever agricultural trade mission to China today, we are reminded that the strength of the U.S. agricultural economy is directly connected to an open system of international trade, free from unwarranted and unjustified barriers. Read more »

On the Waterfront, Ag Trade Is Booming

With a container ship docked in the background, Secretary Vilsack speaks at the Port of Long Beach yesterday about the importance of farm exports to our economy.

With a container ship docked in the background, Secretary Vilsack speaks at the Port of Long Beach yesterday about the importance of farm exports to our economy.

I visited Long Beach, Calif., yesterday to talk about the importance of trade. It’s clear to me that if we are to build an economy that works for future generations, we must help our businesses continue to grow, innovate and out-compete the rest of the world. Continuing to see farm export growth will be a key indication that our nation’s economy is moving in the right direction. Read more »