World Perspectives

Cash Distortions; War on Vocabulary; Economic Growth Factors

Cash Distortions The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled today that olive imports from Europe are injuring domestic producers. Antidumping/countervailing duties (AD/CVD) of nearly 35 percent will become applicable on 24 July. The EU worries that the case sets the precedent that the Common Agricultural Policy’s (CAP’s) direct payments, considered Green Box under the WTO, will be categorized as market-distorting. It should be noted that econometric runs find distortions whenever farmers receive a chunk of cash. Separately, the G-33 group of developing nations called on the WTO to move forward on its demand for greater rights to impose barriers against imports (special safeguards provisions).   War on Vocabulary Maj...

WPI on Twitter

WPI POLL

Likelihood U.S. obtains better trading terms with the EU and China is?

Related Articles

Subsidiarity Economic Cost; One-Sided Study; War Timeline and Result

Subsidiarity Economic Cost The effort to harmonize rules across the EU helped spawn separatist political movements, including the largest one, Brexit. Now policymakers in Brussels are trying to dampen objections to the cause by espousing subsidiarity, including in the next version of the Common...

Tariffs and Treasury Bonds

Treasury securities are one of the safest investments in times of economic chaos. Proof of that in the havoc over the present trade disputes may be the current flattening of the yield curve in bonds. With last year’s tax cut bill and the effective moratorium on new regulations, the econom...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were steady to slightly higher overnight, but the wheat markets took off higher again this morning. KC and Chicago traded gains of 10-15 cents most of the day before closing up 10-12.75 cents. Meanwhile, Minneapolis was trading 15-20 cents higher and finished up 14-18.25 cents. Corn aga...

Subsidiarity Economic Cost; One-Sided Study; War Timeline and Result

Subsidiarity Economic Cost The effort to harmonize rules across the EU helped spawn separatist political movements, including the largest one, Brexit. Now policymakers in Brussels are trying to dampen objections to the cause by espousing subsidiarity, including in the next version of the Common...

Tariffs and Treasury Bonds

Treasury securities are one of the safest investments in times of economic chaos. Proof of that in the havoc over the present trade disputes may be the current flattening of the yield curve in bonds. With last year’s tax cut bill and the effective moratorium on new regulations, the econom...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were steady to slightly higher overnight, but the wheat markets took off higher again this morning. KC and Chicago traded gains of 10-15 cents most of the day before closing up 10-12.75 cents. Meanwhile, Minneapolis was trading 15-20 cents higher and finished up 14-18.25 cents. Corn aga...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Changes in energy products’ recent price behavior point to potential trading opportunities. Similarly, the momentum indicators in grains show opportunities in those commodities are rapidly changing as well. Finally, livestock and soft commodity futures are analyzed and their forward curve...

Image
From WPI Consulting

Communicating importance of value-added products

Facing increasing pressure to quantify the value of export promotion efforts to investors, a U.S. industry organization retained WPI to develop a quantitative model that better communicated the importance of exports. The resulting model concluded that value-added meat exports contributed $0.45 cents per bushel to the price of corn, increasing support for that sector’s financial support of WPI’s client. In addition to serving the red meat industry with this type of analysis, WPI has generated similar deliverables for the U.S. soybean and poultry/egg industries.

Search World Perspectives

Sign In to World Perspectives

Don’t have an account yet? Sign Up