U.S. to seek comprehensive agriculture access in EU trade talks

U.S. to seek comprehensive agriculture access in EU trade talks

Reuters  | Jan 11, 2019 05:10PM ET

U.S. to seek comprehensive agriculture access in EU trade talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday signaled it would ignore the European Union's desire to keep agriculture out of this year's planned U.S.-EU trade talks, publishing negotiating objectives that seek comprehensive EU access for American farm products.

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO:  U.S. and EU flags are pictured during the visit of Vice President Pence to the European Commission headquarters in Brussels

The negotiating objectives, required by Congress under the "fast-track" trade negotiating authority law, will seek to reduce or eliminate EU tariffs on U.S. farm products and break down non-tariff barriers, including those on products developed through biotechnology, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said.

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