It is Official: TPP is Dead

first_img Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 It is Official: TPP is Dead Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 SHARE Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 The U.S. will not sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Trump administration has made it clear it wants to take a different direction when it comes to trade deals.  President-elect Trump, who made his displeasure with the TPP and the North American Free Trade Agreement a key talking point in his campaign, said in a video statement November 21 that upon taking office he will issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership. Calling the deal a “potential disaster for our country,” Trump said U.S. will instead negotiate “fair, bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back on to American shores.” While this approach does not rule out trade agreements that foster farm exports, it simply means those trade agreements will be with one country at time and encompass benefits for a variety of sectors.In the video, Trump described other ambitions for his first 100 days in office. On immigration, Trump said he will direct the Department of Labor to investigate all abuses of visa programs that “undercut the American worker.” Trump repeated his plan to cut regulations, mandating that for every one new one that is issued, two old regulations must be eliminated.Meanwhile TPP continues to be accepted by other nations. At least six countries included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership aim to complete the trade deal with or without the United States. Mexico, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore are all pledging to move forward with TPP if the United States does not. The six nations are among 12 signatories of the trade deal, which currently cannot take effect without being ratified by the United States. Mexico’s Economy Minister recently said, “We determined that our countries will press ahead with this agreement independently of what Washington decides.” The trade deal could be implemented without the U.S. if it meets strict GDP requirements. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Name Sym Last Change Previous articleTrump Transition Beginning at USDANext articleStill Waiting on Trump Agriculture Announcement Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 By Gary Truitt – Nov 23, 2016 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Home Indiana Agriculture News It is Official: TPP is Dead All quotes are delayed snapshots SHARElast_img read more

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Biscuiteers to open second shop

first_imgLondon biscuit company Biscuiteers is to open its second retail site this month.The business, which has recently branched into licensed biscuits, will be opening the 80sq m biscuit shop and icing café in Clapham’s Northcote road. This is will be a sister site to the firm’s existing shop in Notting Hill.Harriet Hastings, managing director of Biscuiteers, said she had good expectations for the shop. She said: “It’s a bigger shop and there is a lot more footfall where it is located.”The new site will feature an open kitchen, where the bakers will create bespoke orders in the shop from scratch.The business also has two other kitchens in Vauxhall and Camberwell, which supply products for its online business.Hastings said: “We are still a young brand, but we are unique in what do and the shops are a good way to showcase that.“We are designed to be an online service business. We do wholesale, too, through luxury brands, so actually it is a learning curve for us to learn how to do it the other way round in retail.”The company creates biscuits with two recipes, chocolate and vanilla, but use a Christmas spice biscuit base around the holiday.Hastings continued: “We are now an over-£2m business, which has been grown organically.”The Notting Hill shop currently runs two regular icing classes a week, which take 10 people each. It also runs icing ‘late’s’ events [late night classes] for young professionals to come to after work, and will look to run similar classes in the new shop.last_img read more

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