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NPPC Pleased With Start Of Transatlantic FTA Talks

NPPC Pleased With Start Of Transatlantic FTA Talks

United States and European negotiators this week wrapped up the first round of talks on the Trans Atlantic Free Trade Agreement also known as TTIP.  National Pork Producers Vice President and Counsel for International Affairs Nick Giordano says the trade discussions are going to be long and difficult and while his group wants to see tariffs go to zero, sanitary and phyto sanitary barriers will be a tough negotiating point.

Giordano says those who think the FTA can be completed in twelve months are overly optimistic.

The next round of talks will be in mid-October in Brussels, Belguim.

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