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Chef Jonathan Collins cuts up a pork leg, foot included, to prepare ginger and black vinegar hog trotters in a video for Canada Pork International. (Video screengrab from CanadaPork.com)

Mexico considers pork in response to NAFTA produce proposal

Mexico City | Reuters — Mexican negotiators are working on a response to informal U.S. proposals to include protections for fresh produce in the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), two people briefed on the proposals said. U.S., Canadian and Mexican delegations finished a second round of talks last week to renegotiate […] Read more

Former deputy U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, shown here in 2007, is President Donald Trump’s pick for the USTR job. (Dole Institute of Politics via YouTube)

Trump’s trade nominee pledges tough enforcement

Washington | Reuters — U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for the top trade negotiator on Tuesday pledged an “America First” strategy to aggressively enforce U.S. laws and trade deals to stop unfair imports and push China to scrap excess factory capacity. Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative nominee, told senators at his confirmation hearing that […] Read more


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China slaps more duties on U.S. DDGS

Beijing | Reuters –– China will impose anti-subsidy duties of between 10 and 10.7 per cent on imports of U.S. animal feed ingredient known as distillers’ dried grains (DDGS), the Commerce Ministry said in a preliminary ruling on Wednesday. The move was widely expected after the government announced a similar move on anti-dumping duties last […] Read more