Wednesday, September 23, 2020

International News/Trade

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,...

NCGA: USMCA a Win for Agriculture

National Corn Growers Association President Kevin Ross today declared President Trump’s signing of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) a big win for American agriculture. Mexico and Canada are the U.S. corn industry’s largest,...

USDA Recruiting for a Trade Mission to the Philippines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will lead a trade mission to the Philippines, designed to explore new business opportunities with the island nation. The trade mission will travel to Manila on April 20-23. They’re...
EU

Queen Approves Brexit, Potential New Ag Markets for U.S.

Britain’s effort to leave the European Union was finally approved by Queen Elizabeth last week, clearing the way for the United Kingdom to make the move to independence. Royal approval was the last obstacle...

Senate Sends USMCA to President Trump

The U.S. Senate Wednesday put its finishing touches on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Senator Chuck Grassley, chair of the Finance Committee and Senate President Pro tempore, signed the agreement, the final step before the agreement...

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