Economic Sanctions and the Effect on U.S. Agriculture: Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, June 9, 1999

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56. lappuse - Finally, all export contracts calling for delivery of agricultural commodities or products within nine months of date of sale should never be interfered with by the US government, except following an embargo consented to by Congress. This sanctity of contracts is essential to maintain the reputation of the United States as a reliable supplier. The cost to American farmers resulting from sanctions and embargoes is high.
56. lappuse - Bureau believes that all agricultural products should be exempt from embargoes and unilateral sanctions, except in the case of armed conflict. Should trade embargoes or restrictions be declared in case of armed conflict, the embargo or sanction should apply to all trade, technology and exchanges. An embargo should not be declared without the consent of Congress. Moreover, the threat of embargoes or other restrictions adversely affects markets and is an inappropriate tool in the implementation of...
43. lappuse - Farm Bureau has longstanding policy opposing artificial trade constraints such as sanctions. We believe that opening trading systems around the world and open engagement with our trading partners are the most effective means of achieving international harmony and economic stability. Farm Bureau believes that all agricultural products should be exempt from embargoes and unilateral sanctions, except in the case of armed conflict. Should trade embargoes or restrictions be declared in case of armed conflict,...
58. lappuse - US sanctions on this tiny island have not had any impact in ending Castro's influence. US unilateral sanctions on trade with Cuba have now been in effect for more than three decades with no tangible results. Meanwhile, leading agricultural economists predict that US exports to Cuba could reach $1 billion annually if the sanctions were lifted. Cuban citizens are hungry for US products and want to engage with Americans in trade. It is time that we lift unilateral sanctions on agricultural exports and...
56. lappuse - States and Puerto Rico. Our members produce every type of farm commodity grown in America and depend on access to customers around the world for the sale of over one-third of our production.
64. lappuse - HR 2708, the Enhancement of Trade, Security, and Human Rights through Sanctions Reform Act.
33. lappuse - Every year, these actions deny US farmers, processors, and exporters access to multibillion dollar markets. In a report completed last August, ASA determined that restrictions on exports to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Cuba, and North Korea totaled $554 million annually for soybeans and soybean products, alone.
66. lappuse - Thank you for your time; I look forward to hearing from you soon.
3. lappuse - I announced that the United States will exempt commercial sales of agricultural commodities and products, medicine, and medical equipment from future unilateral sanctions regimes.
64. lappuse - Chairman, in conclusion, I would like to express my gratitude to you and the members of the Committee for...

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