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MEXICO CITY - Mexico expects a finalized 12-nation Pacific trade deal to double the country's agricultural exports to Japan's mostly closed market, and the deal will likely be signed in the "next few weeks," a senior trade official said on Friday.
David Alire Garcia and Adriana Barrera
June 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO - Hundreds of Mexican farm workers have been stranded for two weeks along the U.S. border after a government computer failure left them unable to obtain visas sought for them by Washington state cherry growers, officials said on Monday.
BRUSSELS - The European Union and Mexico agreed on Friday to launch negotiations towards a new free-trade agreement, as Mexico seeks to avoid being sidelined by Europe's bigger trade deals with the United States and Canada.
OTTAWA/MEXICO CITY - Canada and Mexico will seek World Trade Organization authorization to impose over $3 billion in sanctions against U.S. exports in retaliation against contentious meat-labeling laws, the two nations said on Thursday.
David Ljunggren and David Alire Garcia
June 04, 2015
Mexico has expanded its ban on United States live bird and egg imports to include the state of Iowa because of bird flu concerns, according to the Mexican Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday.
Check back for more on this developing story.
PARIS - Mexico has reported outbreaks of highly pathogenic H7N3 bird flu virus in two backyards in the states of Oaxaca and of Puebla in the southern part of the country, the World Organization for Animal Health said Thursday.
MEXICO CITY - Mexican corn miller and tortilla maker Gruma said on Tuesday its Spanish unit has agreed to pay about $48.28 million to acquire the production and sales operations of Fat Taco and Azteca Foods in Spain.
In a victory for U.S. sugar growers, the Department of Commerce ruled on Aug. 26 that the Mexican government has been subsidizing sugar exported to the U.S., and issued a preliminary ruling that the U.S. will impose duties on Mexican sugar.
Mikkel Pates and Jerry Hagstrom
August 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that it would initiate an investigation to determine if the Mexican government has subsidized Mexico’s sugar production and whether that sugar is being dumped into the U.S. market.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Peas still are being exported, but the pace has slowed. Blame credit problems for European traders, but also blame the general slowing of global economies. Trade of commodities is being hampered by tight banking capital.
Swine flu becomes first pandemic in 41 years The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic Thursday — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years — as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere. U.S. officials said today they've taken an early aggressive approach and the WHO announcement won't change how it's been dealing with the issue. The WHO designation is based on geographic spread and not on the nature of the disease, U.S. officials said.
WHO flu chief Keiji Fukuda said the disease has reached 64 countries and infected 18,965 people, causing 117 deaths. WHO is now debating whether to add a second measure that indicates how dangerous the virus is — rather than just how widespread — after several countries raised concerns that declaring a global pandemic could cause mass confusion and panic even though it is still unclear how dangerous the virus will be.
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