Rice Market: 1st Sale of U.S. Long Grain to China Announced Sep 16, 2021

🕔Sep 16, 2021
On Wednesday, Ralston Family Farms announced a 9-metric ton (MT) commercial sale of long grain rice to China that arrived in July, the first U.S. rice shipment grown and sold […]

U.S. Rice Exports Rise for 2020-21 Marketing Year, Strong Start to 2021-22 Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
The most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly export sales report brought in the first rice trade figures of the 2021-22 marketing year and closed out what felt like a […]

Rice Market: UK-Australia Trade Deal Not Likely to Impede U.S. Exports to Britain Jul 30, 2021

🕔Jul 30, 2021
Earlier this summer, the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia reached an agreement in principle on a trade deal that paves the way for increased Australian rice imports. On June 17, […]

Ag Trade: Biden Admin Pushes WTO on Chinese Non-Compliance Jul 22, 2021

🕔Jul 22, 2021
Last week, the U.S. government officially moved to notify the World Trade Organization (WTO) that China was not complying with commitments made regarding transparency, predictability, and fairness of their tariff […]

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 […]

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