One of the key agricultural based achievements in the recent trade agreements in the US, Mexico and Canada according to the chief agricultural negotiator for the US Representative’s office, Gregg Doud.
“There’s a discussion about standards for biotechnology and consultations about new about new types of biotechnology like gene editing.”
Ambassador Doud said the agreement was also reached on ways to reduce trade distorting policies among the three nations including increased transparency on export restrictions that have a basis in food security. Other issues addressed were adjusting to sanitary and phytosanitary issues at the speed of commerce, with advancement of science based decision making and improved certification processes. The Ambassador added with USMCA trade deal and specific areas of agreement like biotech and reducing trade distorting policies
“We have a lot of agreement in North America on how to deal with these issues and this is a way we can demonstrate to the world this is how we’d like to proceed with other countries going forward,” Doud added.
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