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Conaway, Peterson Praise U.S. Sugar Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Sugar

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) made the below remarks following an announcement that an agreement was reached between the U.S. sugar industry and the Department of Commerce to bring Mexican sugar into compliance with U.S. trade laws: “I am very pleased that the Department of Commerce was able to negotiate an …

sugar

USDA Role in Enforcing New U.S.-Mexico Sugar Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Sugar

Last week, it was announced that a new agreement between the United States and Mexico regarding the importation of Mexican sugar had been reached. The U.S. Department of Commerce had been reviewing the 2014 agreement with the government of Mexico and the Mexican sugar refiners that suspended anti-dumping and countervailing duties on the import of Mexican sugar into the U.S. In …

trade

Mexico Shopping for Non-U.S. Pork

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

Concerns over the U.S.-led effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement has prompted Mexico to consider other options for pork imports. National Hog Farmer magazine reports U.S. pork industry leaders shared that message at last week’s World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. For instance, if the U.S. would abandon NAFTA, Mexico would be poised to place a …

beef production

Protocol Finalized For U.S. Beef Exports to China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports

As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11, 2017, the Trump Administration this week took important steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached an agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to …

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NPPC, Ports Coalition, Applaud Early West Coast Port Contract Talks

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

The National Pork Producers Council has signed onto a letter from the Ports Coalition applauding early contract talks between port unions and west coast port operators. The letter specifically applauds the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association for agreeing to early discussions on a contract extension. The extension will allow ports on the West Coast to operate …

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Conaway, Rouzer Praise U.S.-China Beef Agreement

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

Following the announcement that the U.S. and China have finalized an agreement allowing for American beef exports, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer (NC-07) made the below comments: “As one of the world’s largest importers of beef, China has long been an area of great opportunity for the U.S. …

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U.S., China Finalize Details to Send U.S. Beef to China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11, 2017, by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, the Trump Administration has taken important steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003.  These shipments are results of the U.S.-China Comprehensive …

jbs

Brazil State-controlled Bank Cuts Credit Lines to JBS SA

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

A state-controlled bank in Brazil has cut credit lines to meat processor JBS SA, following the plea bargain deal in which the company’s majority owner admitted paying bribes to Brazilian politicians. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports the bank decided to review the conditions of JBS’ credit limit, and of a loan expiring in 2018. Reuters previously reported that the Brazilian …

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U.S. Meat Export Potential to Ecuador

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork

Earlier this week, the U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador discussed market conditions in that country and ideas for expanding U.S. beef and pork exports to that market. Joe Schuele has the story.     Read more about a “Surf and Turf” reception recently conducted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation at Ambassador Chapman’s Quito residence. At the event, U.S. beef and …