Rice Market: U.S.-Korea Quota Agreement Fulfilled Overnight Dec 17, 2020

🕔Dec 17, 2020
Last night, following a year full of obstacles to overcome, the U.S. and Korea finally fulfilled contracting requirements for the U.S. country-specific quota (CSQ) agreement. The CSQ agreement called for […]

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 […]

Rice Market: Brazil Opens Temporary, Rare Duty-Free Quota Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
On August 27, USA Rice reported on the exploration by Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture into a temporary import suspension for rice.  Yesterday evening, Brazil’s Executive Secretary of the Foreign Trade […]

Rice: New Import Data Helps Better Monitor Market Trends Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
On July 1, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) implemented new Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes for milled and brown jasmine and milled basmati rice, following a successful petition led […]

Rice Market: Brazil Looks to Temporarily Suspend Tariffs on Imports Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
Following months of high domestic pricing and growing inflation and economic issues, Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture is exploring a temporary elimination of import tariffs on rice, corn, and soybeans for […]

USA Rice Meets with Iraqi Trade Officials Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
Yesterday, USA Rice joined representatives here from U.S. Wheat Associates, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service to meet with a […]

Rice Trade: Reports Shines Light on Impact of Residue Limits on Exports Aug 20, 2020

🕔Aug 20, 2020
Late last month, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released a long-awaited first volume report on the global economic impact of missing and low pesticide maximum residue levels (MRL) on […]

USA Rice Petitions for Removal of GSP Import Benefits Jun 23, 2020

🕔Jun 23, 2020
Last week, USA Rice provided virtual testimony to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in support of removing rice from the list of eligible commodities under the Generalized System of […]

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