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Chairman David Scott and Subcommittee Chair Jim Costa Statement on USTR Announcement

WASHINGTON (June 17, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott of Georgia and Subcommittee Chair Jim Costa issued the following statement in response to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) U.S.-E.U. Cooperative Framework for Large Civil Aircraft announcement:

“I would like to thank President Joe Biden and Ambassador Katherine Tai for their hard work in reaching this agreement with the European Union. This deal not only resolves a long running dispute, but also benefits American farmers, ranchers and other food and agriculture industry stakeholders who were harmed by the retaliatory tariffs from this dispute, at a time in which they are working hard to recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Chairman David Scott. “This announcement is welcome and will certainly set the stage for important future bilateral agreements between the U.S. and our European allies.”

“This trade announcement was a step in the right direction, illustrating the Biden Administration's commitment to working with our European allies to engage in meaningful cooperation. While there is more work to do to address persistent agricultural trade barriers, I am pleased to see that US farmers and ranchers will not be burdened from retaliatory tariffs, as a result of this deal.” 
said Representative Costa.
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