U.K. Still Resisting Agriculture Inclusion in U.S. Trade Talks

Clint Thompson Alabama, Exports/Imports, Florida, Georgia, Trade

United Kingdom officials in London are launching an advisory group that will focus on protecting the interests of British farmers during the upcoming high-stakes trade negotiations with the United States. Liz Truss, International Trade Secretary for the United Kingdom, says, “Trade pacts with other nations must be fair and reciprocal to our farmers, and must not compromise on our high …


North American Meat Institute: USMCA’s Entry Into Force Ensures Acces to Critical Markets for Meat, Poultry

Clint Thompson Alabama, Exports/Imports, Florida, Georgia, Trade

Meat & Poultry Industry Exports $5.5 Billion Annually to Canada & Mexico WASHINGTON, DC – The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) released the following statement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entry into force:  “The U.S. meat and poultry industry exports $5.5 billion annually in products to Canada and Mexico,” said Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. “This …


Mexican President to Meet This Week With Trump

Clint Thompson Alabama, Exports/Imports, Florida, Georgia, Trade

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will be in Washington this week to celebrate the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade going into full effect. The Washington Trade Daily says Obrador will meet with President Trump and may also meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As the agreement between the three North American countries enters into force, Obrador is making the …


U.S., U.K. Trade Talks Begin Next Week

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Trade

The second round of trade talks between the United States and the United Kingdom begin on Monday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is emphasizing his goal of reaching a comprehensive trade deal with the United Kingdom. Politico says that may have been to quell some nervousness in Congress that the U.S. Trade Rep might settle for a mini-deal, similar to …

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Vietnam to Lower Tariffs on Dairy Products

Jim Rogers Dairy, Trade

A recent announcement from the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) comes as good news for American dairy producers. Vietnam has signed a decree that will unilaterally lower tariffs on a number of key dairy products and ingredients, including skim milk powder, whole milk powder, cheese, and protein isolate.  The decree is set to go into effect on July 10, and …


A New USDA Export Forecast

Clint Thompson Exports/Imports, Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released its revised agricultural trade outlook for the 2020 fiscal year. And according to a story from Gary Crawford, it has been lowered some.


China Halts Some Purchases of U.S. Ag Products

Clint Thompson Trade

China is halting imports of some U.S. agricultural products through state-run agricultural companies. The move comes as a response to tensions between the U.S. and China regarding Honk Kong. Bloomberg News reports state-owned traders Cofco and Sinograin were ordered to suspend purchases. The action is the latest by China, which puts a trade agreement full of wins for U.S. agriculture …

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White House: China Deal is ‘On Track’

Clint Thompson Trade

Officials in the Trump Administration are talking positively about China’s commitments in implementing the Phase One trade deal with the U.S. Politico says that’s even as the coronavirus outbreak that began in China is straining relations between the countries. The deal requires China to make their markets more open as well as increase its purchases of U.S. farm goods, manufactured …