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The End of U.S. Agricultural Exports; Labor Blocks USMCA

The End of U.S. Agricultural Exports Agriculture is the first sector receiving retaliation in trade disputes and there is no end in sight for trade wars. The Trump Administration contention that the U.S. has fared badly over the past 25 years of the WTO is not unique, it is largely shared by many on Capitol Hill and for the most part, the Democrats running to become president. Yet, the Trump Administration is not even negotiating with those countries seeking to reform the WTO’s appellate process. Meanwhile, there is a long list of other complaints waiting in the Washington queue for reform including SOE’s and self-designation.  International trade lawyer Terence Stewart says he doesn’t see the U.S., Europe, China an...

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