On Our Plate: Expanding Regional and Global Ag Trade

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Improving trade in agriculture and food products is an integral part of meeting global food security needs and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Trade is also a critical part of the global economy. In fact, reducing global trade costs by 1% generates $40 billion increase in worldwide income. [1] This week, we focus on the need for trade policy frameworks that are forward-looking, innovative and inclusive to benefit producers, consumers and the environment.

Expand Regional and Global Agricultural Trade and Harmonize Standards
2016 GAP Report, Global Harvest Initiative

Trade is key for agriculture
Op-Ed by Senator Bob Dole (R-Kansas, Retired), Agri-Pulse, January 31, 2017

Seed trade harmonization to address food security-COMESA
Trademark East Africa Blog, September 6, 2016

Comprehensive traceability and food recall systems integral to safe competitive food systems
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, July 27, 2016

How a 20% border tax could set off an international food fight
Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2017

[1] OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators


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