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Hogan doubles down on EU regulations as U.S. officials demand ag concessions

February 20, 2020 at 5:31 PM
The European Union will not change its regulations on pesticides or food standards as part of a trade deal with the U.S., European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said on Wednesday -- a declaration that comes weeks after Hogan suggested resolving sanitary and phytosanitary issues could bridge the impasse over agriculture in U.S.-EU talks. Meanwhile, U.S. agriculture officials trashed the precautionary principle -- the bloc’s approach to regulation that means a product will not be allowed in the EU market unless...

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