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USTR Report Details Sanitary Barriers to Exports of US Ag Products

USTR report details sanitary barriers to exports of US ag products to China, Russia. Attention in the report (link) was focused on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) barriers posed by China and Russia to US agriculture exports in a March 31 USTR report that also highlighted administration successes in expanding market access for US meat products to other countries. “SPS measures are rules and procedures that governments use to ensure that foods and beverages are safe to consume and to protect animals and plants from unwanted pests and diseases,” US Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman said in the report. “Many SPS measures are fully justified, but too often, some governments cloak discriminatory and protectionist trade measures in the guise of ensuring human, animal, or plant safety.” Froman will testify on the administration's trade agenda April 3 before the House Ways and Means Committee.


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