Nebraska Farm Bureau outlines trade priorities for the Biden Administration
A Nebraska Farm Bureau report outlines agricultural trade priorities for the incoming Biden Administration.
Director of National Affairs Jordan Dux says enforcement of the Phase One trade agreement with China is at the top of the list.
“It will be incumbent upon the new administration to continue to push the Chinese to not only meet their ag import quotas that they had set, but also to adhere to a lot of the other pieces of that agreement, in terms of rules, that the United States had asked for and the Chinese agreed to,” Dux says.
He says another top priority is for the U.S. to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade pact. That is especially important, Dux says, in light of the recent Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement between China and other Asia-Pacific countries.
“The growing influence of China in that region continues—and the need for the United States to step back into that role, not just as a trading partner but also as a geopolitical ally, is extraordinarily important.”
Farm Bureau also wants the Biden Administration to help reestablish the WTO appellate body charged with hearing appeals to WTO rulings.
Dux made his comments during a Nebraska Farm Bureau virtual news conference.