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 …


Perdue Hoping Trade Aid Payments Unnecessary in 2020

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is hoping that a third round of trade aid payments to farmers will be unnecessary in 2020 because of a new trade deal with China. The Hagstrom Report says Perdue spoke with reporters shortly after returning from a “successful” trade mission to Mexico. Farmers “would rather have trade than aid,” Perdue says. At the …

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USDA Set to Allow Chinese Poultry Imports as a Sign of Progress

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry

(NAFB) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking steps to allow poultry imports from China. Farm Progress Dot Com says it’s a sign of ongoing progress in the talks between Washington and Beijing that will hopefully lead to a resolution in their trade dispute. The new regulation covers birds as well as poultry parts and products slaughtered in …


Trump says No Agreement with China on Easing Tariffs Yet

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Late last week, the Chinese government stated that the U.S and China had reached an agreement to begin rolling back tariffs after a phase one trade deal is signed. That statement led to some optimism and a jump upward in financial markets. Politico says it was just 24 hours after that when President Donald Trump poured “cold water …

USMEF on Meat Exports to China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork

Last week, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) held their annual Strategic Planning Conference in Tucson, Arizona. During a media conference call, USMEF Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, Joel Haggard, talked first about African Swine Fever (ASF) and it’s impacts on the pork trade. But when it comes to U.S. beef going to China, Haggard said the U.S. has a very …


China, U.S., Strike Tariff Rollback Preliminary Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — The U.S. and China will roll back tariffs if they strike a preliminary deal, a move requested by China before signing a phase one trade agreement. The signing of the agreement may be now delayed until next month, but the two sides continue to wrap up the talks, according to the South China Morning Post. A spokesperson for …

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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 …


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 …

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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 …

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China Phase One Agreement Ag Purchases aimed at $20 Billion

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — The phase one agreement with China would boost U.S. ag exports to at least $20 billion in its first year. The overall agreement includes $40-50 billion of U.S. farm commodity sales to China over a roughly two-year period. China claims it would aim to buy at least $20 billion worth in the first year, if the agreement is …