EU, Japan, Within Reach of Trade Agreement

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The European Union and Japan are inching closer to a free trade agreement after years of negotiations. A Ministry official from Japan Told Reuters that “both share understanding that a broad agreement is within reach.” The European Union says the deal will allow for easier access for EU products into Japan, and that its agri-food industry, along with pharmaceuticals, stands …


EU Seeks to Expand Trade with Mexico

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The European Union is seeking to expand its trade relationship with Mexico. Under the current trade agreement between the EU and Mexico, the EU’s most active trading sectors with Mexico are machinery and car parts. The current agreement was implemented in 2000. Politico reports that a renewed deal would also be a response to Trump’s aggressive trade stance against Mexico. …


ChemChina Secures Shareholder Approval of Syngenta Takeover

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State-owned ChemChina has secured its takeover of Syngenta after more than 80 percent of Syngenta shareholders approved the acquisition. The Financial Times reports 80.7 percent of shares had been tendered by the end of the offer period on Thursday evening, above the 67 percent minimum required for the deal to go ahead. The $43 billion deal, announced more than a …


Dow/DuPont Merger Gets Conditional China Approval

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Dow and DuPont announced this week they’ve been given conditional regulatory merger approval by the Ministry of Commerce of China. The approval is conditionally based on the companies fulfilling commitments that were given to the Ministry regarding the deal. The conditions for approval are similar to commitments the companies already made to get approval from the European Union Commission. For example, …

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Obama Admin Takes Action to Address EU’s Unfair Trade Practices against Beef Industry

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Obama Administration takes first steps toward reinstating trade action against EU, scheduling a public hearing and seeking public comments on U.S. beef industry’s request European Union’s ban on U.S. beef imports is not based on science, discriminates against American beef producers U.S. beef industry exports average $6 billion per year, producing an estimated $7.6 billion in economic activity and supporting …