Details Trade damage estimate calculations
The organization employed the same approach often used in adjudicating World Trade Organization trade dispute cases.
“We have pledged to be transparent about this process and how our economists arrived at the numbers they did,” Perdue said. “USDA was thorough, methodical, and as accurate as possible in making these estimates.”
The full description of the Trade Damage Estimation for the Market Facilitation Program and Food Purchase and Distribution Program is available on the website of USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist.