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Format: 2016

April 2016

Environmental Impact Statement; Introduction of the Products of Biotechnology U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Posted April 27, 2016

Agriculture, Environment

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy[i] (IATP) appreciates this opportunity to comment on “reasonable alternatives and possible issues to be evaluated in the environmental impact statement” (Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 24, February 5, 2016, at 6225). IATP understands that the programmatic EIS...

Memo on procurement in TTIP

Posted April 20, 2016

Trade, TTIP, Free trade agreements

Public Procurement is a key component of the TTIP negotiations and an area where almost all Member States have offensive interests, and in consequence the EU has been requesting a substantial market opening outcome in this area. However, to counter such request, there have been some claims like the following: The US...

TPP would hurt small scale farmers in developing countries, groups say

Posted April 18, 2016

TPP, Trade, Free trade agreements

Minneapolis – More than 50 development, religious and sustainable agriculture groups are demanding that Congress reject the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) because of its potential impacts on small scale farmers and food production, especially those in developing countries. The signers include the Institute for...

Letter to Congress over concerns about TPP's impact

Posted April 18, 2016

TPP, Trade, Free trade agreements

April 18, 2016 Dear Member of Congress, We write to you as development, faith-based and sustainable agriculture organizations concerned about the potential impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on food security and sustainable development in the member countries and around the world. Many of us work closely...

Farm to Childcare Lessons Learned Appendices

Posted April 11, 2016

Farm to Childcare, Farm to Institution

Appendices for the Farm to Childcare Highlights and Lessons Learned

Dairy in Crisis: TPP Dumping on Dairy Farmers

Posted April 7, 2016

TPP, Trade, Dairy, Free trade agreements

The U.S. dairy industry is currently threatened by a global dairy glut. Worldwide, milk production has increased nearly 40 percent since 1995, with the fastest increase occurring in the last two years.1 In the United States, dairy output exceeded 157 billion pounds in the first three quarters of 2015, and likely broke...

Investigation No. TPA‐105‐001:Trans‐Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors (and Consumer Interests)

Posted April 4, 2016

Lisa R. Barton Secretary to the Commission U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) 500 E Street SW Washington, DC Investigation No. TPA‐105‐001:Trans‐Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors (and Consumer Interests) Submitted electronically –...

March 2016

Rural Engagement Critical to Success of Clean Power Plan, New Report

Posted March 31, 2016

Climate, Climate Change, Energy, Rural Development

Minneapolis – The success of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan will depend largely on state-level engagement with rural communities who are most directly affected by shifts in energy production, finds a new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). The report, “The...

The Clean Power Plan

Posted March 29, 2016

Climate Change, Energy, Rural Development

Rural America has long produced much of the nation’s energy. Most power plants, mines, gas drilling sites, wind turbines and dams are in rural areas, as are the farms and forests that provide the materials for biomass production. In many cases, these industries contribute greatly to rural economies. However, a...

Carlos Juliano Barros presentation 12/03/2015

Posted March 22, 2016

Industrialized Meat, Livestock

Carlos Juliano Barros presentation 12/03/2015

Dr. Sagari R. Ramdas presentation 12/03/2015

Posted March 22, 2016

Industrialized Meat, Livestock

Dr. Sagari R. Ramdas presentation 12/03/2015

Following Breadcrumbs: TPP Text Provides Clues to U.S. Positions in TTIP

Posted March 21, 2016

TPP, Trade, Free trade agreements

While civil society groups around the world raise a variety of concerns about the substance of free trade agreements, for the most part they begin their critiques with the lack of transparency. Despite their potentially far-reaching impacts on national economies, public services, and natural resources, trade deals are...

February 2016

TPP signing represents corporate wish list; farmers, consumers and the environment lose

Posted February 3, 2016

TPP, Trade, Free trade agreements

Minneapolis/Washington D.C. – The controversial Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) was signed today in New Zealand, as opposition to the corporate-friendly deal continues to grow in the U.S. and other participating countries. The agreement now has to go to national legislatures for ratification. The TPP has been...

Declaration and Program of Action of Parliamentarians and social movements in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Posted February 2, 2016

TPP, Trade

Declaration: Having gathered for the Dialogue of Parliamentarians and Social Movements opposed to the TPP, held in Mexico City on January 28th, 2016, we share some of the main reasons why we have adopted firm opposition and strong public action to prevent its subscription: Presented as a model 21st century treaty,...

December 2015

Response to USTR Froman's "Time to be honest, we are at the end of the line on Doha"

Posted December 16, 2015

WTO

Letter to the Financial Times in response to USTR Froman's editorila of December 13, 2015, Time to be honest, we are at the end of the line on Doha.   December 14, 2015 Nairobi, Kenya   Dear Editors,   USTR Froman published a strongly worded opinion piece yesterday (Time to be honest, we are at the end...

Food Security and the Nairobi Ministerial of the World Trade Organization

Posted December 12, 2015

WTO, Food security

The Honorable Michael Froman United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20508 December 11, 2015 Dear Ambassador Froman,   While we recognize the complexity of the many issues being negotiated in the lead up to the December 15-18, 2015 Nairobi Ministerial of the World Trade...

A 21st Century Ambition for International Trade

Posted December 11, 2015

Trade, WTO, Free trade agreements, World Trade Organization (WTO)

December 2, 2015 – The World Trade Organization (WTO) turned 20 this year—it is young in the world of multilateral agencies (by way of comparison, the UN turned 70 this year) but it is no longer new. There is now a sizeable group of people working on trade who do not remember a time before the WTO. It has...

Letter to the USTR on global food security

Posted December 11, 2015

Trade, Food security

The Honorable Michael Froman United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20508   December 11, 2015 Dear Ambassador Froman, While we recognize the complexity of the many issues being negotiated in the lead up to the December 15-18, 2015 Nairobi Ministerial of the World Trade Organization (...

Will carbon markets ever deliver for southern government, forests and people?

Posted December 8, 2015

Carbon Markets, Climate

This statement, endorsed by 57 prominent human rights and environmental organisations from Europe, Africa, Asia,and North America, argues that carbon markets will never deliver for southern governments, forests or people. Carbon trading does not reduce emissions, will not deliver money where it is needed on the ground...

Comment on the Proposed Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swaps Dealers and Major Swaps Participants

Posted December 3, 2015

Markets

Christopher Kirkpatrick September 14, 2015 Secretary to the Commission Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) (Commission) Three Lafayette Center 1155 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20581 Submitted electronically at http://comments.cftc.gov Comment on the Proposed Margin Requirements for Uncleared...