NPPC Launches ‘Pork O’ Clock’ Campaign Highlighting Importance of USMCA

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

(NPPC) — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) launched a dynamic new campaign, “It’s Pork O’ Clock Somewhere,” to highlight the importance and benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement. The campaign focuses on pork and the many ways it’s enjoyed across North America. “Ratification of USMCA is the top priority for U.S. pork producers and there is no better way to …


Clock Ticking on USMCA Passage

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week voiced optimism for bringing up the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal for House action, soon. But there’s still no sign of a negotiating breakthrough with the White House, and the clock is ticking. There are only 16 legislative days left when the House returns next week from its latest recess. American Farm Bureau …


China Urges Trump to Lift Tariffs

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

(NAFB) — China wants the United States to commit to lifting tariffs to reach a phase one trade agreement. The South China Morning Post reports Beijing needs America to be more responsive to its concerns, if it wants Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit the U.S. to sign the deal. There’s been no firm commitment by the U.S. to delay …


Pence Presses House Democrats to Hold USMCA Vote

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Vice President Mike Pence again called on the House of Representatives to bring the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to a vote. Speaking at an event in Virginia over the weekend, Pence says Democrats in the House “are spending all their time on endless investigations and a partisan impeachment.” Pence told the event, “The time has come for your congressmen …


Beijing Considers Axing Extra Tariffs on U.S. Ag Products to Boost Imports

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — The head of a government-sponsored trade association in China says Beijing could remove extra tariffs on U.S. farm goods to smooth the way for importers to potentially buy up to $50 billion in products. A Reuters article says Beijing would make that move instead of directing importers to purchase specific amounts of goods. President Donald Trump said earlier …


NCBA on Passing USMCA

Dan Cattle, Trade

Many in agriculture are pushing hard for Congressional approval of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), and that includes the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Their CEO, Colin Woodall, knows with next year’s elections looming, it is something that needs to take place yet this year.


U.S. and China on Track to Sign Phase One Agreement

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — The U.S. and China are on track to sign the phase one trade agreement next month. President Donald Trump this week stated the negotiations are running “ahead of schedule.” The South China Morning Post reports Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set for a November 17 meeting in Chile to sign the interim trade deal. Trump says …


Mexico Says U.S. Congress Will Move on USMCA Trade Deal Soon

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Mexico’s Deputy Foreign Minister for North America said Friday that he believes U.S. lawmakers will begin the process of approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) soon. He believes it will move forward in the U.S. Congress now that Mexican President Obrador has vowed to increase wages and funding for labor reforms. A Yahoo Dot Com article says the …