Ag Trade: House Members Urge Swift Action Against India’s Rice, Wheat Subsidies Jan 14, 2022

🕔Jan 14, 2022
Yesterday, 26 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed onto a letter led by rice and wheat state Members Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Tracey Mann (R-KS) to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine […]

Rice Market: Senators Ask Biden Admin to Take India to the WTO Over Subsidies Dec 16, 2021

🕔Dec 16, 2021
Earlier today, 18 U.S. Senators sent a letter led by Senator John Boozman (R-AR) to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack expressing support for […]

Ag Trade: Expand China Phase One Deal, Says Former U.S. Ambassador – DTN Dec 8, 2021

🕔Dec 8, 2021
Despite political challenges involving the United States and China, former U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad told farmers Monday the Biden administration should look for ways to extend and improve upon the […]

Rice Market: India Narrowly Dodges Retaliatory Duties on Brown Basmati Nov 30, 2021

🕔Nov 30, 2021
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced a deal with India to avoid the imposition of new Section 301 retaliatory tariffs that would have otherwise been implemented yesterday. In June, USTR […]

Rice Market: EU Lifts 25% Retaliatory Duty on U.S. Nov 1, 2021

🕔Nov 1, 2021
As world leaders met for the Group of 20 Summit this weekend, U.S. and European Union (EU) negotiators worked on the sidelines to reach a deal that lifts the retaliatory […]

Ag Trade: Biden’s Agenda Concerning China – DTN Oct 5, 2021

🕔Oct 5, 2021
While China has moved aggressively to meet its agricultural import goals under former President Donald Trump’s phase-one trade agreement, the current U.S. trade ambassador on Monday said the Biden administration […]

Ag Trade: Biden Admin. Commits to Resolving EU Retaliatory Tariffs, Including Rice May 18, 2021

🕔May 18, 2021
Yesterday, President Biden’s U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced with their European counterpart, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, that they are […]

Ag Trade: Longtime Republican Trade Staffer Named WTO Deputy May 14, 2021

🕔May 14, 2021
Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala named her four deputy director generals, including Angela Ellard of the U.S., Anabel González of Costa Rica, Ambassador Jean-Marie […]

U.S. Trade Rep Hearing – Trade Barriers, Opportunities Discussed – DTN Mar 1, 2021

🕔Mar 1, 2021
Agricultural trade barriers were frequent areas of discussion with senators asking Katherine Tai on Thursday how the Biden administration would expand trade markets if Tai is confirmed as U.S. trade […]

Senate Confirmation Hearing for USTR Nominee, China Issues in Focus Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing for U.S. Trade Representative nominee Katherine C. Tai. In her opening statement, Ms. Tai indicated that, “I previously served as America’s chief enforcer against […]

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