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Trump: No Deadline for Final China Trade Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — In a flurry of meeting with reporters Tuesday in London, President Donald Trump says he has no deadline for finalizing a complete trade deal with China. China and the U.S. are still working to reach a phase one agreement, with an unofficial deadline of December 15, but an overall agreement may extend beyond the 2020 elections. Trump told …

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USMCA, U.S.-China Deal Pushing Forward

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Both the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and a phase one agreement of a deal between the U.S. and China appear to be slowly edging forward. The Hagstrom Report quotes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as saying, “We are within range of a substantially improved agreement for America’s workers. Now, we need to see our progress in writing from the trade …

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Ag Exports Projected to Fall in 2019

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) projects the fiscal year 2019 U.S. agricultural trade balance to fall to $5.2 billion. USDA’s Economic Research Service projects exports at $134.5 billion and imports at $129.3 billion, leaving a $5.2 billion surplus, the lowest since fiscal year 2006. Unlike overall U.S. trade in goods and services, U.S. trade in the agricultural …

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“Phase Two” U.S. and China Agreement not Imminent

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — U.S. and Beijing officials, lawyers, and other trade experts all tell Reuters that a “phase two” trade deal between the U.S. and China is nowhere near imminent. The two largest economies in the world are still having trouble getting the phase one deal signed. Back in October, U.S. President Trump said he expects to quickly start on phase …

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Feed Industry says China still has Partial U.S. Poultry Ban in Place

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry

(NAFB) — The American Feed Industry Association says China’s lifting of its ban on U.S poultry imports is only a “partial” lifting. The association has received official confirmation from USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service that the announcement only includes poultry imports for human consumption. It doesn’t include other poultry products, such as those used in pet foods. At …

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Hoping to See More U.S. Beef in Japan

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports

We told you last month that many cattle producers are looking forward to seeing more U.S. beef going to Japan. The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement was recently signed by President Trump, but there are still many details that have to be ironed out first. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, says part of the overall …

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Georgia Pecans Enter Taiwanese Markets

Dan Exports/Imports, Georgia, Industry News Release, Pecans, Specialty Crops

GDA Expands Trade Efforts (GDA) — More than 51,000 pounds of Georgia pecans are headed to Taiwan and are expected to enter retail stores by mid-December. The pecan export purchased from a grower in Ocilla, Georgia is a direct result of bilateral trade efforts between Georgia and Taiwan. During October, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black joined representatives from the Georgia Pecan Growers …

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U.S. and South Korea Reach Agreement on Guaranteed Market Access for American Rice

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Trade

(USDA) – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue are pleased to announce that the Trump Administration has reached an agreement with the government of South Korea on market access for U.S. rice. Under the agreement, Korea will provide access for 132,304 tons of U.S. rice annually, with an annual value of approximately $110 million. …