ABSTRACT

U.S. Food Safety and Trade: Myth vs. Fact   [open pdf - 24KB]

This document provides factual information on the following myths: Our Free Trade Agreements require U.S. authorities to permit foods that do not meet U.S. safety standards to enter the United States; The U.S. food supply is 'unsafe' because not all food imports are inspected; Trade rules in the proposed Free Trade Agreements with Peru, Colombia, Panama, and South Korea limit food safety standards and border inspection; Under our Free Trade Agreements, U.S. food safety regulators are required to treat imported food the same as domestically produced food, even though more intensive inspection of imported goods is needed, and; Free Trade Agreements create an uneven playing field for U.S. food producers, because they are held to a much higher standard regarding pesticides and acceptable farming practices than foreign producers.

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Date:
2007-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Trade Representative: http://www.ustr.gov/
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pdf
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