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Grains Council Leader Wants Biotech Streamlining In TTIP Agreement

Grains Council Leader Wants Biotech Streamlining In TTIP Agreement

 

The U.S. Grains Council is working with European Union countries to streamline the E.U. biotech regulatory structure. It’s a critical strategy in pushing for a broad trade agreement with the E.U. through the Trans Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership deal or T-TIP.  Grains Council Chairman and Iowa grower Julius Schaaf says efficiently authorizing bio technology through a streamlining process must be done to achieve a viable free trade agreement.

He says not having quick approval of biotech products has hurt U.S. exports and must be resolved for a successful conclusion for a T-TIP agreement.

Schaaf says what’s ironic is that the European Union has their own biotech approval process that matches well with U.S. biotech policy if it’s used.

Schaaf says Grains Council wants to work with the US Trade Representative and USDA to coordinate efforts to resolve biotechnology and sanitary and phyto sanitary trade barriers.

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