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USDA and USTR Seek New Trade Advisory Committee Members

Dan Agri-Business, Trade

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) are accepting applications for new members to serve on agricultural trade advisory committees. Members of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee advise the administration on implementing and enforcing existing U.S. trade agreements, negotiation of new agreements, and other trade policy matters. Members of the six Agricultural Technical …


U.S. Dairy Salutes USTR’s Pursuit of Canadian USMCA Compliance

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Exports/Imports, Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), Trade, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC)

Tuesday, both the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) commended the U.S. Trade Representative’s announcement that it is filing a new request for dispute settlement consultations with Canada in order to expand the scope of the second U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dairy dispute to include additional elements necessary to ensure that Canada fully complies with its USMCA obligations. The initial …

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USDA Accepting Applications for Panama Agribusiness Trade Mission

Dan Agri-Business, This Land of Ours, Trade, USDA-FAS

The USDA is accepting applications for a trade mission to Panama. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for a regional trade mission to Panama from March 19-23, 2023. FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley says, “This is a perfect time to increase U.S. agricultural and food exports to Central …


Beef Agreement between U.S., Japan Officially Set for January 1, 2023

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Marketing, Trade

U.S. Trade Rep Katherine Tai and Japan’s Ambassador to the U.S. confirmed that amendments to the beef safeguard trigger level under the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement will trigger on January 1, 2023. The letters confirmed both countries completed their procedures to put the protocol in place. “The new beef safeguard agreement will ensure that America’s farmers and ranchers can continue to …