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 […]

Ag Trade: USA Rice Supports Retaliatory Duties on Indian Rice Imports Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
Last month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S. government is planning to address longstanding concerns with digital services taxes that are imposed on U.S. […]

Rice Market: EU Bans Propiconazole, Potential Trade Implications Apr 19, 2021

🕔Apr 19, 2021
Rice shipments, like many other food exports, are becoming increasingly subject to inappropriately low, precautionary maximum residue limits (MRLs) set by overseas markets. Among the shipments most impacted are those […]

Ag Trade: USA Rice Brings Attention to Global Shipping Woes Mar 17, 2021

🕔Mar 17, 2021
Agricultural transportation disruptions continue to persist here and in the Gulf of Mexico due to widespread container and port crew shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is leaving […]

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 […]

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