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Flights of Fancy; Notable Approach; Farmer Protests

Flights of Fancy In response to a recent WTO ruling on respective subsidies for Airbus and Boeing aircraft, USTR announced the proposed retaliatory tariffs against European aircraft and core agricultural products like dairy, seafood and wine. Brussels immediately said it would retaliate against American goods with tariffs that are bigger than those imposed by the U.S. Both Washington and Brussels have conflicting accounts of what the WTO dispute settlement panel concluded in the 14-year-old case. Each claimed to have won greater retaliation rights than the other, which will only be settled when the WTO panel opines the actual monetary figures allowed. Meanwhile, China has reportedly agreed with the EU to intensify discussions regarding int...

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Infrastructure investment due diligence

On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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