USDA seeking trade agreements

Laws, Forrest
March 2006
Southeast Farm Press;3/15/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the strict rules set by the Department of Agriculture on free trade agreements in the U.S. Any country who is interested in negotiating trade agreement must be serious and possess the ability to enter into contracts with the U.S. This was stated by J.B. Penn, USDA undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services. Penn further stated that they do not allow free trade agreements just for the sake of doing, because Congress do not favor ambiguous transactions.


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