Wheat groups concerned that CPTPP is moving forward without the US


Wheat groups concerned that CPTPP is moving forward without the US

Japan has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and the U.S. Wheat Associates and National Association of Wheat Growers say it will put farmers at a disadvantage.

US Wheat Associates President Vince Peterson says Canada and Australia, which are major competitors in the Japanese wheat market, have a lot to gain.

“So that’s going to hand over to our competitors in that market, which are Canada and Australia, essentially our share of that market which has exceeded 50 percent over a 60 year time period and that’s a big hit,” he says.

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