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NCBA’s Top Goals Include Getting Trade Deals Completed

NCBA’s Top Goals Include Getting Trade Deals Completed

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National Cattlemen Beef Association members just wrapped up their convention in Nashville.  One of their policy priorities coming out of that meeting is seeing important trade deals get over the finish line.  Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says the Trans Pacific and Trans Atlantic agreements along with TPA are among their goals.

Woodall says they’re also hoping to get China to re open its market to U.S. beef. He says for the TPP to work, it must be a comprehensive agreement where all tariffs are eliminated by all participating countries.

He says another trade related issue Cattlemen are concerned about is finding a fix for the Country of Origin Labeling law which could lead trading partners to retaliate against the U.S. if it isn’t changed to meet WTO standards.

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