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US and EU trade talks to resume
Officials from the European Union and the US will spend this week in Brussels trying to make progress negotiating a controversial trade deal. The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) aims to stimulate commerce by reducing barriers such as tariffs and differences in regulation
BBC News – 7/13/2014

Poll: A majority wants Congress, White House to work together on trade
A new poll released Thursday shows that a majority of voters wants Congress and the White House to work together toward forging new free trade agreements.
The Hill – 2/20/2014

Obama's order aimed at streamlining export import process
President Obama today will sign an executive order aimed at streamlining the export and import process for U.S. businesses, the White House said.
AgriPulse – 2/19/2014

China reports large trade deficit
China posted its largest trade deficit in at least a decade in February, after imports of commodities jumped as companies built up supplies.
BBC News – 3/11/2012

Obama Administration Sending Mixed Signals On Free Trade Agreements
The Obama administration is sending mixed signals on whether it is ready to move forward with the three pending free trade agreements.
AgriMarketing – 7/25/2011

Manufacturers: Trade Agreements Will Create Jobs
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President for International Economic Affairs Frank Vargo released this statement today regarding the Obama Administration's letter to Congress on the Colombia free trade agreement (FTA):
National Association of Manufacturers – 5/4/2011

Trade opportunities growing in Iraq
U.S. strategy in Iraq is making a transition from reconstruction and agricultural redevelopment to a greater focus on trade. That's according to Dan Berman with USDA's Foreign Agriculture Service, who returned last month from a trade mission to Iraq, which he describes as a catalyst for that transition.
Brownfield – 7/2/2010