IATP Articles and Reports

The climate benefits of Canada’s dairy supply management program

This week U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai will meet with her counterparts from Canada and Mexico at the first U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Free Trade Commission meeting, covering a range of issues from labor rights to softwood lumber to the very different ways our countries manage dairy supplies (or leave it to the whims of corporate-led markets).

Rehabilitating protection and resituating trade agreements

A March 27 article by Marc Busch on The Hill calls on the U.S. government to launch a trade dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) over Mexico’s proposed decree to ban the herbicide glyphosate and the planting and importation of genetically-modified (GM) corn. The argument mischaracterizes the science on glyphosate, the decree and the role of U.S. trade policy.

Ten priorities for the Farm to Fork INI report

As the European Parliament is preparing its reaction (own-initiative report) to the EU Farm to Fork Strategy, civil society organisations in the areas of environment, consumers, food systems, animal welfare, health, consumer co-operatives, farming, fisheries, development, social justice, climate, and forestry have come together to set out 10 key priorities which they call on MEPs to endorse in their report