Friday, February 28, 2020

International News/Trade

Progress on Implementing the Phase One Trade Deal with China

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that China has taken numerous actions to begin implementing its agriculture-related commitments in the Phase One trade deal. The countries first entered into...

Brazilian Beef is Back in the U.S.

Late last week, the USDA reopened the door into the U.S. market for imports of raw beef from Brazil. The agency says the world’s largest beef exporter has taken the right steps to improve...

Pork Pessimistic on EU; Cattle Optimistic on China

U.S. pork producers don’t seem optimistic about a potential trade deal with the European Union coming together anytime soon. Nick Giordano is the Vice President of Global Government Affairs for the National Pork Producers...
EU

EU Sets a Target Date for U.S. Trade Deal

Phil Hogan, European Union Trade Chief, says he’s looking to have a trade deal in place with the Trump Administration and the U.S. by March 18. Politico says he’s working on a package of...

China says it Will Meet Purchase Agreement Goals

A Bloomberg article last week reported that Chinese President Xi Jinping made a phone call to U.S. President Trump to reassure him China will meet its goals in the Phase One trade agreement. White...

Commerce Department Continues Argentina Biodiesel Anti-Dumping Duties

The U.S. Commerce Department responded to a U.S. Court of International Trade ruling requiring it to explain how it found cause for anti-dumping duties on biodiesel from Argentina. In a recent filing with the...

China Says Trade Deal Good for both China and the U.S.

China calls the Phase One agreement a "win" for both sides, following comments made during the State of the Union address this week by President Donald Trump. During the Tuesday evening speech, President Trump...

China Asks Food Producers to Step Up Production Despite Coronavirus

The Chinese Agriculture Ministry is asking the country’s feed producers and slaughterhouses to resume their production as quickly as possible. Reuters says the goal is to add to supplies during the outbreak of the...

Seasonal Farm Trade Tensions Brewing Between the U.S. and Mexico

In spite of the goodwill generated after the U.S. and Mexico approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, there could be more tensions between the two countries surrounding produce. The Financial Post says Mexico responded to a...

NPPC Heralds Signing of USMCA Agreement

President Trump today signed into law the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, which, once implemented, will provide much-needed certainty for U.S. pork producers. National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) President David Herring attended today's signing ceremony,...

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