Keeping An Eye On Trade, Updates And Future

Pork Trade UpdatePork Trade Update Maria Zieba, Manager of International Affairs with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), shares background on the activities where the NPPC actively participated to represent US pork interests. Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL), Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), West Coast Ports Slowdown, and foreign pork bans are just a few of these NPPC is working on. Ms. Zieba closes with 2016 and 2017 issues that are on the radar and what pork producers need to know for their planning [video].

SwineCast 0896, COOL Legislation Repeal Deadline Is Now

SwineCast 0896 Show Notes:
  • Nick Giordano Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs for the National Pork Producers Council explains why Mandatory COOL action must be taken by the Senate to stop significant retaliation by Canada and Mexico.

Trade Retaliation Clock Is Ticking?

U.S. on the Brink of Trade War with Canada and MexicoTrade War with Canada and Mexico? On June 17, the WTO will hold a meeting to hear formal requests from Mexico and Canada to retaliate against the United States because the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law does not comply with international trade rules. Retaliation means costly Mexican and Canadian tariffs imposed on many U.S. products that are significant to the U.S. economy.

Under WTO rules, retaliation could happen as soon as this summer. Those nations are seeking more than $3 billion annually in retaliation which, if implemented, would have disastrous consequences for U.S. jobs and exports [video].

Dr. Howard Hill - COOL and International Trade

COOL and International Trade - Dr. Howard Hill, NPPC Past-President, from the 2015 World Pork Expo, June 3 - 5, 2015, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 0759, Canadian Pork Council Director Outlines Possible Response To COOL WTO Finding

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SwineCast 0715, U.S. - Canadian Swine Industry Has Much In Common

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  • While the U.S. and Canada joust on issues like mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and cross-border trade, the need for protein around the world should forge closer ties in the future.  National Pork Producers Council President R. C. Hunt talks with's Bruce Cochrane.

SwineCast 0709, Country of Original Labeling (COOL) Update

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  • An update on the Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling law given last findings by the World Trade Organization Appellate Court.  Where do we stand and what's next?'s Bruce Cochrane talks with Paragon Economics' Dr. Steve Meyers.

SwineCast 0638, Why Does WTO Think COOL Is Four Letter Word?

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  • The World Trade Organization recently found the U.S. Country Of Origin Labeling law to not be fulfilling the stated objectives and impeding access to U.S. markets by our trading partners.  With two perspectives of the issue today, we hear from Kansas State Extension Livestock Economist Glynn Tonsor and Canadian economist Kevin Grier.

SwineCast update for October 14, 2010, Improving Professionalism In Barn Culture

We continue to bring conversations from the Leman Conference. Up this week is a good review of sow feeding systems by Dr. Laura Greiner.

Also, you'll want to stay on top of the GIPSA regulation conversation. NPPC Board Member Mark Legan shares his concerns and strongly encourages getting your thoughts in before the deadline of November 22, 2010.

Finally, we are hearing good things from the corn fields. And the hogs are happily eating away at this tasty new crop. Hope yours are too.
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