US–EU free trade negotiations to be discussed at IPPE

Program will examine implications of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on animal agriculture

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and EuroTier/DLG are hosting an “U.S. – EU Free Trade Negotiations: What are the Implications for Animal Production?” program at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) that will examine the current state of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the United States and the European Union. The event will also examine the potential impact of a successful or unsuccessful outcome on both the European and American farmers and producers.

The program, which will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, is free to all IPPE attendees.

The program is a follow-up of the highly successful EuroTier program that was offered in November in Germany and will feature several industry specialists, including Jim Sumner, president, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, who will provide the introduction to the program. Dr. Paul Aho, economist, Poultry Perspective, will provide a U.S. perspective on EU – U.S. TTIP negotiations and agriculture. Gina Tumbarello, director of international policy and trade, American Feed Industry Association, will review TTIP implications for U.S. poultry, pork and dairy farmers/producers, and Dr. Martin Banse, director, Thünen-Institute, will provide an European review of the TTIP implications. 

The 2015 IPPE, the world’s largest annual poultry, feed and meat industry trade show, will be held from January 27 – 29, 2015, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.