Trump to Sign Phase One Trade Deal with China

Dan Trade

It was announced this week that President Trump will sign the Phase One trade deal with China on January 15. In a tweet, Trump said “High-level representatives of China will be present.” In the deal, China agreed to new commitments on intellectual property protections, forced technology transfers from U.S. companies, as well as an increase in purchases of U.S. agricultural …

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As World Celebrates New Year, American Cattlemen Celebrate New Trade Deals

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

New Deals With Japan, European Union Go Into Effect Today (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement regarding the new trade deals with Japan and the European Union (EU), which go into effect on New Years Day: “As the clock struck midnight and revelers around the world popped champagne and toasted the new year, …

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Report says Phase One Trade Deal Signing May Happen This Weekend

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Reports surfaced on Monday that the Chinese Vice Premier will lead a delegation to Washington, D.C., to sign the Phase One trade deal. A source close to the situation tells the South China Morning Post that Liu (Lou) He will fly to Washington on Saturday to sign the agreement. The source said the U.S. extended the invitation and …

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Skepticism Remains Over China Ag Purchases

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — An Associated Press report says there are still people on both sides of the Pacific Ocean who remain skeptical about the actual amount of farm goods that China committed to buy in the “Phase One” trade agreement with the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the amount will total $40 billion a year. However, President Trump says the …


Fried Remains Opposed to Trade Deal

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Trade

(NSF) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried isn’t joining the bipartisan support for a revised trade deal with Canada and Mexico that is backed by Republican President Donald Trump and the Democratic-run U.S. House. Fried, Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat, said she was “deeply disappointed” protections for seasonal growers were not included in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is intended …


Battle to Claim Credit for Final Version of USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — While the U.S-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) did pass in the U.S. House on Thursday, both Republicans and Democrats claimed credit for the final version of the pact. Agri-Pulse says Republican lawmakers piled their praise upon President Trump for demanding that the North American Free Trade Agreement be renegotiated. However, Democrats say the changes they demanded were what made …


Pleased With House Passage of USMCA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Many in agriculture were quick to praise the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Thursday, after the measure passed by a vote of 385-41. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, said this agreement strengthens our trade relationships with Canada and Mexico. Bacus looks ahead to the agreement’s prospects in the U.S. Senate