U.S. Says Retaliatory Tariffs Unjustified in WTO Complaint

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. struck back at retaliating nations this week, filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO). The U.S. complaint says the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the Trump administration were justified, but claim retaliation in response to the tariffs from trading partners was not justified. The complaint includes China, the European Union, Turkey, Canada and Mexico. In …


Mexico and Canada Want NAFTA Conclusion This Year

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Mexico and Canada want to wrap up the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement this year, according to the Hagstrom Report. While in Washington, D.C. this week, The Mexican ambassador to the United States says the incoming Mexican president wants NAFTA to “be completed before he takes office on December 1.” An official from Canada said the nation …


U.S.-China Dispute Harming Canadian Soybean Growers

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

Soybean farmers in Canada are feeling the impact of the U.S.-China trade war as soybean prices decline. CNBC reports that while Canadian soybean farmers could see an increased market share from importing nations, experts say the current soybean market plays a much more significant role. Since April, soybean futures have dropped nearly 20 percent in the United States, and Canadian …


Ag Shippers: NAFTA Trade War Costly

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz says trade disruptions are threatening to undermine an otherwise robust economy. The rail company, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, told the Omaha World-Herald that the current trade disruption: “Affects the 7,300 communities Union Pacific serves.” Specifically, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation effort is harming U.S. railways. About 40 percent of Union Pacific traffic …


Chinese Trade Surplus with U.S. Hits High Amid Tariff Concerns

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The Chinese trade surplus with the United States hit a record number in June as its exports grew at a solid pace, something that could possibly make a trade dispute with Washington, D.C., that much worse. A article points out that it could be a “one-off” as Chinese exporters were rushing to get shipments out before tariffs went into …


McKinney to Lead Trade Mission to Southeast Asia

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Southeast Asia July 16-19. He’ll be joined by U.S. business and state government leaders who are seeking to expand agricultural opportunities in Southeast Asia. The trade mission will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia, but will also include delegations of buyers from Malaysia and …


U.S. to Further Implement Trade Tariffs

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. plans to implement more tariffs on China as part of an ongoing trade war between the two countries. In a statement released this week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says he was ordered by President Trump to begin the process of imposing tariffs of ten percent on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports. The tariffs will follow …

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EU Trade Chief: Targeting U.S. Ag in Tariffs Best Hope for Trade Change

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

In retaliating against trade tariffs, the European Union is doubling down on American Whiskey. EU trade chief Cecilia Malmström shut down a request to remove U.S. whiskey from the tariff list as fear the move would place further retaliation from the U.S. on Scotch whiskey. In making the statement, Politico reports Malmström intends to hit the U.S. “where it hurts,” …