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U.S. farmers call for action to halt EU food duties.

U.S. farmers call for action to halt EU food duties: American farmers says recent European Union (EU) trade actions will cost them millions of dollars and are urging their government to bring U.S. laws into compliance with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. The American Farm Bureau Federation says that escalating sanctions on raw agricultural products and processed foodstuffs put U.S. producers in a double bind: higher tariffs on several commodities that only apply to U.S. products and competition from products exported by other countries with lower tariffs. The bureau has asked the US Congress to bring the U.S. export tax program into conformity with the nation's WTO obligations, triggering an abolition of the EU's retaliatory duties.
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Publication:Food & Drink Weekly
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Date:Mar 15, 2004
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