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Ag Hurdles an EU FTA Problem
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Feb 25, 2013 03:07 PM CST

ARLINGTON, Va. (DTN) -- While the Obama administration and others see great potential in spurring more exports to Europe through a new possible free-trade agreement, U.S. agriculture will be hard-pressed to see big gains unless Europe agrees to dramatically change its regulatory mindset.

U.S. agricultural experts in European trade and policy maintain U.S. agricultural products would remain at a disadvantage in Europe unless a free trade agreement requires reforms in Europe's regulatory trade barriers on farm products. A panel discussion touched on the problems last week at the USDA Outlook Forum.

Already in Europe there has been talk about compatibility ...

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