USA Rice Successfully Petitions Removal of Duty-Free Benefits Under GSP Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
Earlier today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the Trump Administration had signed a proclamation that removes rice from the list of commodities afforded duty-free access […]

Rice: First U.S. Commercial Shipment Unloads in China Oct 27, 2020

🕔Oct 27, 2020
Earlier today the first ever commercial shipment of U.S.-grown rice was unloaded in China, following more than a decade of regulatory and political effort by USA Rice to establish a […]

Rice Market: India Under WTO Scrutiny, Actively Tries to Avoid Subsidy Challenges Oct 8, 2020

🕔Oct 8, 2020
Late last month, members of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Committee on Agriculture held a regularly-scheduled meeting to discuss existing ministerial decisions, COVID-19, and impacts on farm policy around the […]

Louisiana Rice: Post Laura Damage Assessment and Clean-Up Continues Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
The effects on the rice industry following Hurricane Laura continue to be felt across the mid-South, and particularly in southwest Louisiana where some harvesting has resumed, and yields there are […]

Rice: Hurricane Laura Hits Hard, Damage Reports Vary Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Since September 2005, Hurricane Rita has been southwest Louisiana’s reference for measuring the severity of weather events.  Yesterday, thanks to Hurricane Laura, this area received a new reference point and […]

Rice Market: Iraq Positioned to Purchase from U.S. Aug 17, 2020

🕔Aug 17, 2020
Last Friday, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) unanimously approved a $450 million loan to assist Iraq in the purchase of U.S. goods and services, including rice and […]

USA Rice Elects New Leadership Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
New chairs for USA Rice, The Rice Foundation, the USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA), and the USA Rice Merchants’ Association were elected by their respective Boards of Directors during annual […]

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Enters Into Force, NAFTA Nixed Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
The modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) replacement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially enters into force today. The NAFTA re-negotiation, ratification, and implementation process took just over three years […]

Mexico Tariff – Largest Market for U.S. Rice is Threatened by Trump Move Jun 6, 2019

🕔Jun 6, 2019
Last week, President Trump announced that he was going to enact a 5% tariff on all imports from Mexico unless that country stops Central American migrants from crossing its southern […]

Rice Market: Iraq Purchases 120,000 MT from U.S. Under New Tender May 29, 2019

🕔May 29, 2019
Iraq’s Ministry of Trade has purchased 120,000 MT of U.S. rice that is four times the amount they had originally intended to purchase. A tender for 30,000 MT issued earlier […]

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