Trade

IATP has long been a leader in making sure global agreements protect the rights of farmers around the world. We are active at the United Nations and World Trade Organization and through various bilateral and multilateral agreements to ensure that the rights of farmers to receive a fair price, engage in conservation and sustainable practices, and even just to stay on their land are upheld and respected. We also monitor trade agreements to make sure food safety, environmental safeguards and the rights of farm workers are protected.

Trade

IATP has long been a leader in making sure global agreements protect the rights of farmers around the world. We are active at the United Nations and World Trade Organization and through various bilateral and multilateral agreements to ensure that the rights of farmers to receive a fair price, engage in conservation and sustainable practices, and even just to stay on their land are upheld and respected. We also monitor trade agreements to make sure food safety, environmental safeguards and the rights of farm workers are protected.

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.

Monsanto challenges Mexico glyphosate ban: IATP defends Mexico's right to regulate in the public interest

Since the Mexican government published its much-awaited presidential decree on New Year's Eve to restrict the use of the herbicide glyphosate and genetically modified corn, IATP has actively worked to defend the government against threats from U.S. agribusiness using the revised North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).