January 22, 2020

Doha: "Perhaps There is Some Stirring of Momentum Here."

Categories: Doha / Trade /EU

More news regarding the Doha round of W.T.O. trade talks, including an analysis from the European Commission on particular aspects of the negotiations, is now posted at the German Marshall Fund’s Trade & Development webpage.

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Reaction to Canada’s Move on Corn

I. Canadian Corn Issue
II. Johanns: Trade, Equity and Budget Issues
III. Doha: “The Political Chemistry is Beginning to Work”
IV. EU Farm Policy
V. Senate Ag Committee Hearing on Energy

I. Canadian Corn Issue

The Canadian Government’s requested consultations with the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding subsidies provided to U.S. corn growers continues to percolate in recent press reports.

Canada has Concerns About U.S. Corn Subsidies (Photo by U.S.D.A.)

Yesterday, an editorial published in the Edmonton Journal, indicated that, “To be sure, Canada’s concerns, even if ultimately backed by a favourable tribunal ruling, are as unlikely to outweigh U.S. domestic political considerations on corn as they were on softwood lumber.

“But the move is still a useful intervention as the new Democratic majorities in the U.S. Congress — a group possibly even more protectionist than its Republican predecessors — prepare to consider renewing and possibly enriching the country’s farm bill.”