AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider
Wed Apr 3, 2013 03:20 PM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

TALKS ON ASIAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT UNDERWAY

Negotiations on yet another regional free trade agreement got underway last week as China, Japan and South Korea wrapped up the first of what likely will be numerous talks aimed at "a comprehensive, high-level" tripartite free trade agreement.

In the first session, the three countries settled on 10 areas for negotiation, including trade, investment, services, trade rules, customs cooperation, competition policy, rules of origin regulations, dispute arbitration policies, sanitation and quarantine and technical barriers ...

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