WASHINGTON – USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator Doug McKalip will be in Oakland, California on September 21, 2023.
During his trip, Ambassador McKalip will visit the Port of Oakland to tour their facilities and engage with stakeholders. Ambassador McKalip will be joined by local International Longshore and Warehouse Union leadership and local members of the Pacific Maritime Association. This event will be closed press.
Ensuring the success of America’s farmers and producers has been a topline priority for USTR under Ambassador Tai’s leadership. Most recently, USTR secured an agreement with India on September 8, 2023 to resolve the last World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute and lower tariffs on certain U.S. agricultural products. This built upon the agreement finalized with India in June, which terminated six other WTO disputes and removed retaliatory tariffs on other U.S. agricultural products.