The Coalition believes in the purpose of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and therefore wants it to function well, which means we all have an investment in WTO reform. The rules-based trading system is generally seen as positive for U.S. agriculture, but its rules have hardly been updated since its inception. Having a functioning dispute settlement system is also important help ensure the rules are effective. Market based trade in food and agriculture products helps farmers around the world by expanding their pool of potential customers and supporting farm income, while helping consumers buy affordable food. The WTO's rules for trade are the basis for all our agriculture exports. The system must work for U.S. producers, agribusinesses, and workers to find and access more customers and markets overseas and help rural communities thrive.
The Coalition includes leading U.S. agricultural organizations representing farmers, businesses, and workers with an objective to specify mutual and realistic priorities for agricultural reforms at the WTO that will yield long-term benefits for U.S. producers and agribusinesses.
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