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EU Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on the U.S.

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The European Union’s (EU) response to Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs take effect Friday, June 22, 2018. The EU will be charging import duties of 25 percent on a range of U.S. goods. Reuters reports that the European Commission formally adopted a law putting in place the duties on 2.8 billion euros, or $3.2 billion, worth of U.S. goods, including …

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Trump Set to Launch Tariffs Against China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

President Donald Trump could impose tariffs on Chinese good Friday, or perhaps next week, according to Politico. Sources say the imminent move faces a Friday deadline for publishing a final list of goods that will be hit with the 25 percent tariff. However, the order for the products list deadline does not offer a timeline on when the tariffs will …

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Perdue Discusses Trade Issues with China

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

During the recent World Meat Congress held in Dallas, Texas, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said trade is critically important to U.S. farmers and ranchers. There have been some ups and downs with various countries, including China, when it comes to trade talks this year. Perdue Discusses Trade with China Back in April, Perdue said a potential trade dispute with China …

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U.S. Offers List of Ag Concessions Wanted From China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. apparently wants more from China than a promise to buy more U.S. agricultural goods. Politico reports that U.S. officials have handed China a list of agricultural trade barriers that “must be lifted” to boost imports from the U.S. to China in an effort to reduce the trade deficit. However, China has stated that it will not remove trade …

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More Tariffs From Mexico Planned

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

More tariffs are expected from Mexico after the nation announced its 20 percent tariff on U.S. pork earlier this week. The list of tariffs from Mexico includes apples, cheeses, potatoes, cranberries, and “Tennessee” and bourbon whiskies, among other items. Mexico is responding to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs enacted by President Trump and put into place last week, after exempting …

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Agriculture Groups Oppose Tariffs

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The White House announced that it plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. And many fear that will trigger potential retaliatory actions against American agriculture. Thus, various groups have sent out releases voicing their opposition to these tariffs. National Pork Producers Council NPPC Statement on Latest Steel and Aluminum Tariffs The …

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Producers Getting Whiplash from Trade Back-and-Forth

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

American producers are suffering from dizziness, thanks to the back-and-forth headlines regarding the U.S.-China trade dispute. Tuesday, the Trump Administration announced it was moving ahead with plans for protecting intellectual U.S. property. Politico says the administration will take steps to impose 25-percent tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, plus, establish broad investment restrictions and pursue litigation with the …

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Brazil Trucker Strike Disrupting Ag Exports

Dan Exports/Imports, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

The Brazilian trucker strike has officially disrupted supply and exports of farm products from one of the biggest ag exporting countries in the world. A Reuters report says Brazil is the top exporter of soybeans, sugar, coffee, and chickens. The strike over high fuel prices has brought Latin America’s largest economy to a complete stop. Roads are empty and major …