09-13-16 USGC Statement on USTR and USDA Announcement on WTO Action…

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USGC Statement on USTR and USDA Announcement on WTO Action

A statement from U.S. Grains Council (USGC) President and CEO Tom Sleight: 

“The U.S. Grains Council believes in free and open trade and the importance of both strong trade policy and market development. These are the guiding principles of our relationship with China, a complex and important trading partner for U.S. agriculture.

“We also believe the WTO provides structure and accountability for global trade. Consultations and negotiations are integral parts of the WTO process, and we welcome USTR’s and USDA’s move on this critical issue.

“We are hopeful that this step and our ongoing work in China can continue to support a long-term, stable and mutually-beneficial trading relationship.”