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NOTICE: We are delighted that the recent Agreement in Principle (AIP) has been signed between New Zealand and the UK. It will significantly benefit farmers, processors, exporters and the New Zealand economy with higher export revenues once the free trade agreement is signed and ratified. It has taken a while, and a lot of hard …

Press play to listen to this article The EU and the US want to ally against China’s coal-fired blast furnaces in a green steel alliance – but no one knows how that will happen. The united front proposal against Beijing was a keystone of the steel tariff truce concluded between Washington and Brussels at the …

The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow is almost finished and dusted off, with ambitious commitments and breakthroughs governments and businesses to tackle the climate catastrophe more aggressively. Yet although there appears to be broad agreement on What must be done to prevent the planet from getting hotter – such as reaching net zero emissions over …

Containers are seen at the Yangshan deep-water port in Shanghai, China October 19, 2020 Reuters Meanwhile, its crude oil imports plunged in October to their lowest since September 2018, as major state refiners suspended purchases due to rising prices while independent refiners were constrained by limited oil quotas. import. China’s export growth slowed in October …

The tariff truce between the United States and the European Union initially appeared to be a win-win situation. But according to Gerd Götz, CEO of the European Association (EAA), it is in fact a “losing situation for the aluminum industry and its downstream customers on both sides of the Atlantic”. The deal is the result …

Dairy cows are seen on a farm in Sainte-Marie-Madelaine, Quebec, in 2018. The Canadian Dairy Commission announced last Friday that it was forecasting an 8.4% increase in the “farm gate” price for dairy farmers get for the milk they produce.Ryan Remiorz / The Canadian Press We are living in troubling financial times for Canadian consumers …

CHICAGO, November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – JBT Company (NYSE: JBT), a global provider of technological solutions for high value-added segments of the food industry, today announced the acquisition of Urtasun Tecnología Alimentaria SL, a provider of fruit and vegetable processing solutions. The company is headquartered in Navarre, Spain. “The acquisition of Urtasun expands …

Korea plans to increase imports of eggs and hatchlings for the remainder of 2021. This could provide opportunities for Australian exporters to expand trade in fresh table eggs and hatchlings from poultry. Korea has increased its egg imports due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). This reduced the number of domestic flocks …

Author: Gary Clyde Hufbauer, PIIE President Biden’s trade policy recalls Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot. This is exactly what Biden wants the business community, foreign partners and Congress to do: wait for two huge bills on domestic “infrastructure” spending – the use of the term must be understood loosely. – be promulgated. Biden wants …

Israel and the United Arab Emirates are working on a free trade agreement that would reduce tariffs and introduce other economic benefits, facilitate trade and strengthen cooperation between them. This is yet another sign of the rapid development of the bonds born of the Abrahamic accords. The news was somewhat startling when Israel’s Ambassador to …