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Ambassador Kirk Meets with EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos

Ambassador Kirk met with the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Cioloş today. They discussed U.S.-EU agricultural trade issues, the continued efforts to open the EU market to more American agricultural products, and the Doha Round negotiations.

Ambassador Kirk and EU Commissioner Dacian CiolosAmbassador Kirk and EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos

The EU is the fifth largest market for U.S. agricultural products, with exports reaching $7.5 billion in 2009. Leading categories of exports include tree nuts, soybeans, processed fruit and vegetables, wine and beer, and tobacco.