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Technical Barriers on Steroids; TRIPS Waiver

Technical Barriers on Steroids A WTO report indicates that regulatory costs account for 14 percent of trade costs, but that share is about to get much higher. The proposed carbon border tax is just one of many process-based restrictions that are growing in number. California mandates the production standards used for eggs brought into the state from the Midwest. Germany’s agriculture minister has proposed the labeling of all food products containing any egg to carry information on the housing system used by the egg producers. The cancel culture mentality on every perceived slight is already attacking individuals and individual businesses and will soon have an evolving set of expectations for various products on the market, especially...

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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.

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