Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in several media outlets on a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. The European Commission today issued draft negotiating mandates to EU member states that doesn't include talks on agriculture.
"EU tariff and non-tariff barriers on pork limited U.S. pork exports to the second largest pork-consuming market in the world to less than 4,000 metric tons in 2017. The United States sends more pork to countries such as Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Singapore than it does to the EU. According to Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes, opening the EU market to U.S. pork would result in billions of dollars in new exports to Europe."