nppc

NPPC Testifies at USTR Hearing on Thailand’s GSP Eligibility

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

At a U.S. Trade Representative hearing, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) called for Thailand’s preferential access to the U.S. market to be revoked or reduced if it does not end its unwarranted ban on U.S. pork. Thailand is a top beneficiary of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, which gives duty-free treatment to certain goods entering the …

trump

Trump Set to Launch Tariffs Against China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

President Donald Trump could impose tariffs on Chinese good Friday, or perhaps next week, according to Politico. Sources say the imminent move faces a Friday deadline for publishing a final list of goods that will be hit with the 25 percent tariff. However, the order for the products list deadline does not offer a timeline on when the tariffs will …

mexico

Mexico Turning to EU and Others to Replace U.S. Pork Imports

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

Mexico is turning to the European Union and Latin America to offset any potential declines in U.S. pork imports. Mexico recently announced a 20 percent tariff on U.S. pork shoulders and legs starting next month in response to steel and aluminum tariffs placed on Mexico by the Trump administration. Mexican officials told Politico the nation will allow 350,000 tons of …

trump

Perdue Discusses Trade Issues with China

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

During the recent World Meat Congress held in Dallas, Texas, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said trade is critically important to U.S. farmers and ranchers. There have been some ups and downs with various countries, including China, when it comes to trade talks this year. Perdue Discusses Trade with China Back in April, Perdue said a potential trade dispute with China …

cheese

Mexican Cheese Tariffs Could Devastate American Dairy Export Sales

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

Mexico is an important export market for American dairy, specifically cheese. Mexico takes up 28 percent of all U.S. cheese exports, which means it buys more American cheese than any other market. Mexico put the tariffs in place in response to the tariffs on steel and aluminum put into effect by President Trump. U.S. Dairy Export Council President and CEO …

mckinney

Under Secretary McKinney to Lead Japan Trade Mission

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Japan June 11-15, joined by numerous U.S. business and state government leaders seeking to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products. “Japan is already a top market for U.S. farm and food products, but there are many new …

china

U.S. Offers List of Ag Concessions Wanted From China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. apparently wants more from China than a promise to buy more U.S. agricultural goods. Politico reports that U.S. officials have handed China a list of agricultural trade barriers that “must be lifted” to boost imports from the U.S. to China in an effort to reduce the trade deficit. However, China has stated that it will not remove trade …

mexico

More Tariffs From Mexico Planned

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

More tariffs are expected from Mexico after the nation announced its 20 percent tariff on U.S. pork earlier this week. The list of tariffs from Mexico includes apples, cheeses, potatoes, cranberries, and “Tennessee” and bourbon whiskies, among other items. Mexico is responding to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs enacted by President Trump and put into place last week, after exempting …