“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 …


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 …


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. …


Japan Likely to Vote on U.S. Trade Pact This Week

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Media reports in Japan are saying that the parliament is likely to start voting on a trade pact with the U.S. sometime this week. The lower house of the Japanese Diet will take up the pact Wednesday, while the upper house, called the House of Councilors, will begin considering the deal the next day. A Japan Times report …


Poultry Groups Applaud Agreement to Resume Imports of U.S. Poultry Products to China

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

(NCC) — The National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) today applauded the announcement that China will lift its ban on imports of U.S. poultry products. The ban was enacted in 2015 after the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the U.S. While the U.S. has been free of HPAI since …


American Poultry Farmers Regain Access to China

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

U.S. poultry exports expected to top $1 billion annually (USDA) – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement on China’s decision to lift its ban on poultry imports from the United States: “The United States welcomes China’s decision to finally lift its unwarranted ban on U.S. poultry and poultry products. This is …


Peterson: USMCA Vote Possible This Week or Next

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — The House of Representatives could vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement as early as this week or the next. According to Farm Journal’s, Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson (MN) appeared on the “D.C. Signal to Noise Podcast” recently and said Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to get USMCA approval “on the fast track.” Peterson says USMCA Working Group …