Grain Group Blasts Panama's Temporary Ban Of US Corn

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT) -- The leading advocacy group for U.S. grain growers on Thursday sharply criticized a recent decision by the government of Panama to temporarily ban imports of U.S. corn beginning next year, arguing the move exploits a loophole in the U.S.-Panama free trade agreement.

The U.S. Grains Council's director of trade policy and biotechnology, Floyd Gaibler, charged that the Panamanian government's temporary embargo on U.S. corn is an effort to shield its own corn growers during their harvest period and said that the policy is “counter to the...
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