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Transportation & Infrastructure

Transportation

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Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan

Russia is once again blocking the movement of US chicken meat to Kazakhstan in a move that could put fresh strains on relations within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Food Safety and Standards Trade Disputes

Chinese pigmeat production in danger as ASF crisis deepens

China’s ongoing battle against African Swine Fever (ASF) took a serious turn for the worse this week as the disease reached Sichuan province – the country’s top pig producing region - and was then detected for the first time in wild boar.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Day ahead – November 15, 2018: High-level US-China trade talks, global economic growth concerns, slowdown in container trade

Senior Chinese and US officials are “maintaining close contact” following a phone call last week between the country's two leaders, China’s Ministry of Commerce said. Meanwhile, signs of a global economic slowdown are mounting and shipping company Maersk said the US-China trade war has weighed on the global container trade.

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Infrastructure

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China takes US to task over trade restrictions at WTO meeting

Justification of trade restrictions put in place by the US on the basis of protecting national security drew sharp opposition from China during a meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Council for Trade in Goods.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

USDA announces $1.6 billion in rural electric infrastructure investments

Some $1.6 billion in rural electric infrastructure investments were announced by USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett November 8.

US Agricultural Policy Rural Development

Day ahead – November 8, 2018: Odds rise for infrastructure package, Fed expected to hold rates steady, Trump-Xi meeting

Odds appear to be rising for an infrastructure plan in 2019 according to comments by President Donald Trump and presumed incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve is not expected to raise rates following a two-day FOMC meeting and Chinese officials remain focused on a Trump-Xi confab in Argentina.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy
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Agribusiness

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California recommends new limits on chlorpyrifos use

California's pesticide agency is recommending local officials adopt new interim restrictions on use of chlorpyrifos while it considers a plan to impose permanent limits on the widely used insecticide. 

US Agricultural Policy Agribusiness

Podcast: Food and drink levies - public health and climate solution, or 'stealth tax'?

The topic of taxing certain food and drink products to change consumer behaviour has become one of the most hotly-contested debates in public health policy around the globe 
Food Policy Environment and Conservation

Chinese pigmeat production in danger as ASF crisis deepens

China’s ongoing battle against African Swine Fever (ASF) took a serious turn for the worse this week as the disease reached Sichuan province – the country’s top pig producing region - and was then detected for the first time in wild boar.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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