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Export Exchange Next Week

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

International buyers and end-users of coarse grains from more than 35 countries are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis next week for Export Exchange 2018. The group will meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain. Hosted by the U.S. Grains Council, the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy, Export Exchange is an educational and trade forum for …

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Southern Africa: A Promising Region for U.S. Agricultural Exports

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Two-way agricultural trade between the United States and Southern Africa has grown significantly in the past decade, reaching a record $1.5 billion in 2017. The region imported $14 billion in agricultural and related products last year and the potential for U.S. export growth is strong, given that many of these are products that the United States produces competitively. USDA’s Foreign …

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EU Ready for Talks over U.S. Beef

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The European Union (EU) is readying to negotiate with the United States to allow the U.S. to increase beef exports to EU countries. The European Commission sought approval from its 28-member states last month to open negotiations with Washington. The approval process is expected to be completed next week to allow negotiations to begin. Beef is separate from an arrangement …

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U.S., Canada Trade Officials Discussing Next Steps

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. and Canada are discussing the next steps for approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer visited Canada this week meeting with his Canadian counterpart, Chrystia Freeland. A spokesperson for Freeland told Bloomberg News the meeting was an “opportunity to take stock of the next steps on USMCA.” …

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August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights, Pork Export Value Still under Pressure

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says August pork exports were fairly steady with last year’s volume, but retaliatory duties in key markets continued to pressure pork export value. August beef exports totaled 119,800 metric tons, up seven percent from a year ago, …

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Perdue Favors Removal of Section 232 Tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he favors removing the Section 232 tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum which has led those countries to impose tariffs on U.S. farm products. Perdue acknowledged that the tariffs have “a dampening effect” on the benefits of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to the Hagstrom Report. Perdue said: “I would be an advocate …

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USMCA Deters China’s Efforts of FTA’s With Mexico, Canada

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

A clause in the upgraded and renamed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) nearly forbids deals with “non-market” countries, such as China. The language deep in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMEC) marks another blow in the tit-for-tat trade war the U.S. is leveraging against China. Reuters points out that the clause, which has stirred controversy in Canada, fits in with …

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USCMA: Turkey and Poultry Trade Changes with Canada

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry, Trade

In another win for U.S. agriculture, the upgraded North American Free Trade Agreement includes expanded access to the Canadian market for U.S. chicken and turkey products. Dairy stole the show in the negotiations, but the U.S. will also gain the market share in turkey in poultry if all three countries approve the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Meat industry publication Meatingplace …