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January 17, 2014

US Senators urge fair trade, open markets for US chicken in TPP talks

A group of bipartisan U.S. Senators, led by Senate Chicken Caucus Co-Chairs Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), expressed concern yesterday regarding trade restrictions on U.S. chicken products by several countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks. TPP is a proposed trade agreement currently under negotiation by Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. In a letter sent yesterday, 11 senators urged U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman and U.S. Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack to do everything possible to provide for open markets and fair trade of U.S. chicken products. Read More

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