Perdue on Negotiations for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding today’s agreement between President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Shinz? Abe to begin negotiations for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement: “Achieving high-standard trade agreements is a top priority for American agriculture, and the announcement of the beginning of negotiations for a U.S.-Japan trade agreement is an important step in …


TPP Members Nearing Agreement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

As the U.S. remains focused on reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and to a lesser extent, the U.S.-Korea Free (KORUS) Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is heading closer to reality. TPP was worth an estimated $4 billion annually to U.S. agriculture. However, upon taking office ten months ago, President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the …

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Agriculture to Trump: Don’t Mess with KORUS

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture groups responded to President Donald Trump’s comments regarding a free trade agreement with South Korea over the weekend by urging the President not to withdraw from the accord. Trump said the U.S. would consider withdrawing from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, known as KORUS. U.S. Wheat Associates chairman Mike Miller says: “It would be irresponsible to unilaterally walk away …


Cuba, Houston, Sign Port Agreement

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The Port Authority of Houston, Texas and its counterpart in Cuba have signed an agreement of “friendship and commercial cooperation.” The agreement between the two launches an opportunity to “continue trade in agricultural products between the U.S. and Cuba,” according to the Houston Port Authority. The PanAm Post reports that the agreement seeks to facilitate and promote trade, generate new …

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South Korea Asks for KORUS Review Delay

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

South Korea last week requested the Trump administration to postpone any review of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement until a new trade minister is appointed in South Korea. The request comes after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer requested a review of the agreement on July 12th in a letter to Korea’s former minister of trade. South Korea suggested that both …


U.S., U.K to Explore Trade Agreement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The United States and the United Kingdom are set to explore a potential trade deal following a meeting of trade officials. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with his British counterpart this week to discuss the groundwork for a potential bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and the U.K., according to Politico. However, any deal with the U.K. cannot be …