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Uncomfortable Hearing; Real Politik is Complicated

Uncomfortable Hearing  Today, USTR Katherine Tai faced the music on the Biden Administration’s trade policy and heard bipartisan disappointment. The hearing before the Senate Finance Committee was generally more cordial than the tone at times, but it couldn’t have been comfortable for USTR Tai. She has substantial experience on Capitol Hill and knows the drill. Members of Congress attack witnesses with whom they disagree. She is in the unique position of herself being liked, but having to defend a lot of dumb policies. The issues were as expected: Chairman Ron Wyden is of the same political party but opened with criticism about the lack of enforcement actions. Not one single dispute settlement case filed at the WTO. Not...

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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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