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China Confirms Phase One Agreement Ag Purchases

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Chinese officials confirmed this week they are working on finalizing a “phase one” agreement with President Donald Trump that includes significant purchases of U.S. ag products. An official from China’s Commerce Ministry confirmed the purchases to reporters, but did not provide details on how much U.S. ag products China will buy. The spokesperson says, “China will increase U.S. …

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More Details Needed to Finish U.S. Japan Trade

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Now that the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement has been signed by President Trump, many feel it is a done deal and are ready to see the trading started soon. But during a recent media conference call, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, explained there are still some details that need to be ironed out.

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U.S. Japan Trade Deal Good for Beef Industry

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Earlier this week, President Trump signed the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, which is an important step forward with U.S. agriculture’s fourth-largest export market. During a media conference call Thursday, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, said this is a monumental development. According to NCBA, in 2018 Japanese consumers purchased $2.07 billion of U.S. …

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Strong August U.S. Pork Exports, Beef Exports Trail Last Year

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Pork

U.S. pork exports posted very strong results in August, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), but beef exports were below the record-large totals of August 2018. Joe Schuele has more details. August pork exports increased 22% from a year ago to 221,586 metric tons (mt), while export value climbed 19% to …

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President Trump Signs U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement; Ag Groups Respond

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

American Farm Bureau Federation Farmers and Ranchers Celebrate Japanese Trade Deal, Look Forward to More (AFBF-Oct. 7, 2019) — President Trump signed the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, which is an important step forward with U.S. agriculture’s fourth-largest export market. The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Today’s signing marks the successful end to more than a …

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NMPF on U.S. Response to Illegal EU Subsidies Under WTO

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

ARLINGTON, VA (NMPF-Oct. 3, 2019) — “Subsidies and barriers that handicap U.S. businesses in the global marketplace by violating international trade commitments shouldn’t be tolerated. We strongly support the World Trade Organization’s imposition of $7.5 billion in retaliatory duties on European products, including dairy foods, to prod the EU to uphold its World Trade Organization commitments and reinforce the importance …

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McConnell Tells Democrats “Time to Act on USMCA”

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Much of Washington, D.C., is consumed with questions about Ukraine and the impeachment inquiry. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly scolded Democrats’ handling of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. Politico says McConnell wants House Democrats to pass the North American trade agreement, noting that “the time for excuses is over.” Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell said Democrats …