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USTR ag negotiator nominee touts market-access goals during Senate hearing

July 28, 2022 at 4:06 PM
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity offers “tremendous market-access opportunities” for U.S. farmers, the Biden administration's nominee to serve as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Thursday. During his July 28 confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, longtime Agriculture Department official Doug McKalip faced a barrage of questions about market access and the Biden administration's trade policy, which to date has eschewed traditional free trade agreements. McKalip insisted throughout the hearing that...

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