Trade negotiators for the U.S. and European Union left talks in New York last week making little progress on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
According to the EU, it’s willing to eliminate tariffs on nearly all goods, but it’s unwilling to remove tariffs on beef, poultry, and pork.
It also indicated it would allow some market access for “sensitive” products including meat if the U.S. agrees to the EU’s demands on reciprocal access and on protections for products labeled with geographical indicators.
The National Pork Producers Council calls the future of TTIP “uncertain.”
No talks have been scheduled beyond Oct.