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Grassley: Without ag in U.S.-EU talks, valuable ‘trade-offs’ left out

April 19, 2019 at 12:57 PM
If agriculture is not included in U.S.-European Union trade talks, the U.S. will lose the opportunity to pursue “trade-offs” in the negotiations, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Thursday. The EU.s ambassador to the U.S., meanwhile, argued that the two sides “should not be romantic” and “do what is doable.” The EU formally approved its negotiating mandate earlier this week, excluding agriculture from the scope of the negotiations. Grassley released a statement following the mandate that reiterated...

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