Time is running out on TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership continues to be one of the critical unfinished issues as the Obama administration wraps up its eight-year tenure. The regional trade agreement involves 12 nations and nearly 40 percent of global GDP – including the key economies such as the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Vietnam. [J Berkshire Miller| June…

It is Time to Stand Up to China

China is not a market economy, much less a free-market economy. Still, the U.S. continues to treat China as a free-market economy, with the hope that it will somehow encourage them to begin playing by the same rules governing the rest of the world. But, alas, it’s not happening. Here is a short list of…

Ag Trade Balance Drastically Worsens Despite More Trade Deals

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 15, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, [email protected] Government report: agricultural trade balance worsens by 62 percent from last year despite trade agreements A new report by the US Department of Agriculture reveals that the US agricultural trade balance is drastically worsening. Agricultural exports are down and imports are up from…

Curious Catfish Shipments Highlight Need to Stop the TPP

As a battle brews on Capitol Hill over the future of catfish inspections, two catfish shipments from China retreated last week, rather than undergo U.S. border inspections. Upon hearing the news, Food & Water Watch reached out to USDA’s Food Safety Inspection System to learn more. [Kate Fried, Patrick Woodall| June 7, 2016 |Food & Water Watch] Today, both…