UN trade chief Rebeca Grynspan reported that food prices had steadily gone down and exports from Ukraine and Russia had increased since a July 22 grain deal, “easing the pain … for 1.6 billion people in the world that have been facing a cost-of-living rise, especially because of the increase in food prices.” The Black Sea Grain Initiative aims to improve global food supply and calm markets. So far 2.7 million metric tons of grains & foodstuffs have been exported […]

Trade barriers to U.S. specialty crop exports can be complex, and the U.S. government’s response is generally formulated within an interagency context. USDA representatives abroad often receive information on pending regulations before those measures are formally notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for international public consultation. USDA and other relevant agencies can then engage with trading partners on proposed regulations at an early stage. FAS leads an interagency review process to provide formal comments on certain measures notified by […]