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Expanding Access for U.S. Beef in China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Trade

Last week, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. These changes were among the provisions negotiated in the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade agreement. U.S. Meat Export Federation’s Joe Schuele has the story.

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Continued Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(USDA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement. The Agreement entered into force on February 14, 2020, and the recent actions described below build upon the actions announced by USDA and USTR on February …

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USMEF Applauds Expanded Access to China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — A recent move to expand pork and beef access to China will benefit U.S. producers and exporters, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. The changes were among the provisions negotiated in …

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Another Major Step Towards USMCA Implementation

Clint Thompson Trade

When both houses of the Canadian Parliament gave final approval to ratifying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) last Friday, it was another major step toward implementation of the trade agreement. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO, Dan Halstrom, explains that when implemented, USMCA will solidify trade relations in North America and preserve duty-free access to Canada and Mexico for …

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Slowing Trade Flows, Suspended Talks

Dan Trade

(NAFB) — The worldwide coronavirus outbreak is taking a toll on farm trade talks and trade flows. Suspended trade talks, slowed trade flows, unknown economic impacts on ag producers, all the result of pandemic coronavirus. “I think you’ve seen over the last couple of months, shipments being slowed because of China. Of course, as we’re seeing this spread around the …

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Perdue Comments on Canada Passing USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after the Canadian Parliament approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “USMCA is a great victory for America’s agriculture industry, and I am pleased to see Canada’s Parliament approved the deal today. USMCA locks in and expands access to our neighbors to the North and South. I thank President …

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Continued Progress on Implementation of China Phase One Agreement

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that China has continued its progress in implementing the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement and has taken several additional actions to realize its agriculture-related commitments. The agreement entered into force on February 14, 2020, and the actions announced today build upon the measures announced on February 25. The most recent …

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U.S. Poultry Entering China without Retaliatory Tariffs

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry, Trade

(NAFB) — Beijing recently made U.S. poultry shipments eligible for exemptions from extra tariffs and poultry shipments to China are on the rise. A Reuters article points out that the additional tariff relief may give China a greater ability to follow through on promises to buy significantly more American agricultural goods as part of the Phase One trade deal. U.S. …