international trade

Commissioner Fried Testifies Before U.S. International Trade Commission

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Trade

(FDACS) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on the urgent issue of unfair foreign trade devastating Florida’s and America’s domestic produce industry. The virtual hearing was on an ongoing ITC investigation into unfair trade practices by foreign exporters leading to a surge of blueberry imports in the U.S. market. Since entering the U.S. market in 2009, …

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NPPC Supports Tai Nomination as U.S. Trade Representative

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NPPC) — President-Elect Joe Biden on Thursday nominated Katherine Tai to be the U.S. Trade Representative. Since 2017, she has been the chief trade counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee and previously served in the Office of the United States Trade Representative as chief counsel for China Trade Enforcement. The following statement may be attributed to National Pork …

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AFBF Welcomes Nomination of Katherine Tai for U.S. Trade Representative

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Trade

(AFBF) — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative. The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “We’re pleased President-elect Biden will reportedly nominate Katherine Tai to be the next U.S. Trade Representative. America’s farmers and ranchers rely on a fair marketplace to compete globally and it’s …


USDA Extends Deadline for Seafood Trade Relief Program

Dan Aquaculture, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade, USDA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a one-month extension to the signup period for the Seafood Trade Relief Program, which supports the U.S. seafood industry and fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs from foreign governments. Fishermen can now signup for the program through January 15, 2021. To date, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has paid more than $140 …


USMEF on Beef Trade to China

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Back in January of 2020, we talked about how many in agriculture were pleased with the signing of the first phase of the China trade deal. Those in the beef industry were hoping the trade deal would bring a significant boost in U.S. beef exports to China. Last month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of …


Ag Trade May Look Very Different Over the Next Four Years

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

(NAFB) — Many in agriculture are wondering what the future holds under a Joe Biden Administration, especially when it comes to trade. Randy Russell, a former USDA Undersecretary and the current President of the Russell Group in Arlington, Virginia, spoke during a recent CME Group webinar. He says things will look a lot different than they did during the previous …


Chilled and Ground Seasoned Pork Major Drivers for U.S. Pork in Japan

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

During the recent U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference, USMEF Vice President of Marketing, Jesse Austin, updated pork producers and exporters on two product categories that are critical to U.S. pork’s success in Japan – chilled pork and ground seasoned pork. Joe Schuele has more details. Japan has traditionally been the leading value market for U.S. pork, with …


Opportunities for Health Food Exports in Japan

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

(USDA/FAS) — Japanese consumers have become more health conscious, demanding food products that contain natural ingredients, minimize food additives and sweeteners, and support health, dietary, and functional needs. As the main suppliers of agricultural goods to Japan, U.S. producers and exporters have ample opportunities to fulfill Japan’s growing demand for food ingredients and healthy food products. Recently, the United States …