Friday, July 13, 2012

Call for Papers: Conference on Emerging Issues in Global Animal Product Trade

Papers are now being accepted for a conference taking place in September that focuses on the impact of free trade agreements on global animal product trade. The conference, which is sponsored by the USDA-Economic Research Service (ERS), Farm Foundation, NFP, the Larry Combest Endowed Chair for Agricultural Competitiveness, and the S-1043 Regional Research Group, will take place on September 27-28, 2012 at ERS headquarters in Washington, DC. The deadline to submit papers is this Sunday, July 15.

Here's the description of the conference provided by the organizers:
Trade agreements are important to expanding U.S. meat, poultry, and dairy exports. The passage of U.S. free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama represents substantial and immediate growth opportunities for U.S. animal products. The presently negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership could also lead to an expansion of U.S. meat, poultry, and dairy exports. The primary objective of the conferences is to provide a forum where researchers, industry experts, market participants, and policy makers can meet to increase their knowledge of free trade agreements and their importance in eliminating barriers to global animal product trade.

The two-day conference will feature invited and selected presentations. Guest speakers will include researchers and analysts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other Government agencies, international organizations, academia, and representatives from producer and export groups such as the U.S. Meat Export Federation, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, American Meat Institute, National Pork Producers Council, and the U.S. Dairy Export Council.
You can learn more about the conference, including how to submit a paper, by in the full call for papers.

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