IEG Policy's top 10 articles from December 2017
The following articles were the most read on the IEG Policy website in the month of December 2017.
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The most read articles for December 2017 are as follows. Select the hyperlink in the headline to go straight to the article:
- MC11: Did Argentina break an impasse, or the WTO itself? (free to view) Depending on who you listened to, the WTO’s 11th ministerial conference in Buenos Aires last month was an almost complete failure, or set the organization on a new course moving forward.
- Trump to slash more regulations in 2018 (free to view) President Donald Trump says his regulatory reform directives have resulted in the canceling or delaying of more than 1,500 regulations during the first 11 months of his term, and he plans to deliver much more in 2018.
- Podcast: US trade policy and its impact on food and agriculture (free to view) In this podcast, IEG Policy analyst Roger Bernard reviews the first year of the Donald Trump Presidency and looks ahead to the next 12 months, including progress with NAFTA talks, withdrawing from TPP, and the possibility of a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal.
- Member states divided over Commission's CAP reform plans There were clear divisions over the European Commission’s plans for the CAP post-2020 at December’s Council meeting in Brussels.
- Perdue talks trade, NAFTA, Farm Bill and regulatory reform US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue discussed a range of topics including the importance of trade for US agriculture, NAFTA and the upcoming Farm Bill at a press event in mid-December.
- Podcast: European Agriculture and Food Policy Review & 2018 Outlook (free to view) IEG Policy’s EU analysts review some of the biggest issues affecting the European food and agriculture sector in 2017 and look ahead to what might happen in 2018.
- EU concludes "biggest free trade agreement ever" with Japan The EU concluded its Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan last month, which is expected to significantly improve market access for EU agri-food exports such as cheese, wine and meat, while offering protection to more than 200 EU Geographical Indications.
- Canada moves ahead with front-of-package labelling (free to view) Canada is taking steps to implement its new, mandatory front-of-package (FOP) labeling requirements for food products.
- Review & Outlook 2018: Global trade developments A review of some of the biggest developments in global trade trends in 2017 affecting the US food and agriculture sector including NAFTA, KORUS, CETA and the ongoing WTO disputes with China over TRQs for certain ag commodities and the Asian country’s market economy status.
- House Republicans threaten to pull IARC funding over glyphosate review House Republicans are threatening to withdraw funding for the World Health Organization's (WHO) cancer research agency if officials fail to respond to their queries about the group's determination that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen.