New items added to the list of negotiation objectives include eliminating Canadian tariffs on U.S. poultry as part of the next round of North American Free Trade Agreement talks.
The next round of negotiations, scheduled for next month in Washington, D.C., will include the new objectives by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, according to meat industry publication Meatingplace.
Lighthizer recently updated the objectives list to include the elimination of all remaining Canadian tariffs on imports of U.S. dairy, poultry and egg products, along with the elimination of “discriminatory barriers and unjustified technical barriers,” including those affecting U.S. grain and alcohol beverages, among other objectives.
However, Lighthizer issued a statement last week that said he was “concerned about the lack of headway” in NAFTA talks.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.