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AGRIBUSINESS: NFU President Weighs In On TTIP And TPP

Posted on: 12:53 pm, May 14, 2013, by , updated on: 12:59pm, May 14, 2013

National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson has submitted comments on a possible Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union. He also sent a letter to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative regarding the upcoming round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Lima, Peru.

Johnson says trade agreement negotiations shouldn’t simply be limited to regulating trade-specific issues – but must also address differences in labor standards, environmental standards, health standards, the trade-distorting effect of currency manipulation and cartelization of markets.