Rice: Exports to Colombia Exceeded 2020 Expectations, See Rocky Start in 2021 Mar 5, 2021

🕔Mar 5, 2021
U.S. rice imports here have been growing for many years. The 2012 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) ushered in a tariff rate quota (TRQ) of duty-free U.S. rice which positioned Colombia […]

Rice Market: New U.S. Trade Opportunities in 2020, 2021 Sep 21, 2020

🕔Sep 21, 2020
Global weather issues and panic-buying induced by COVID-19 have exhausted local supplies of rice throughout many heavy rice-consuming countries in 2020.  This environment has presented unique export opportunities for U.S. […]

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 […]

Rice: U.S. Maintains Status as World’s 5th Largest Exporter Jun 15, 2020

🕔Jun 15, 2020
Just a month ago, 2020 rice trade was all-but-guaranteed to be turned upside down following the impact of COVID-19 on shipping and the chaotic procurement of staple commodities.  However, the […]

U.S. Rice Back in Turkish Market May 19, 2020

🕔May 19, 2020
While Turkey was once a top market for U.S. rice, bringing in more than 100,000 tons annually, that all changed with the imposition of a 25 percent retaliatory tariff on […]

Rice Market: Mexico Drops Pest-Related Ban on Uruguayan Imports May 6, 2020

🕔May 6, 2020
In September 2019, Mexico banned imports of Uruguayan milled rice after finding khapra beetle in a shipment. The embargo on Uruguayan rice came to an end late last month when […]

USA Rice Helps Resolve Issues with Costa Rican Testing Protocols Feb 14, 2020

🕔Feb 14, 2020
Costa Rica has been a longtime loyal buyer of U.S. rice, primarily in rough form, importing an annual average of 80,000 tons over the last five years. While U.S. exporters […]

Rice: U.S. Exports Up in 2019, Likely to Increase Again in 2020 Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
Trade policy in 2019 felt like a roller coaster, but the numbers show that U.S. rice exports coasted to an increase over 2018 sales. While 2019 census data is one […]

Rice Market: Mexico Bans Uruguayan Imports Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019
Mexico has banned imports of Uruguayan rice after finding khapra beetle in a container earlier this month.  The National Health Service, Food Safety and Food Quality (SENASICA) in Mexico has […]

Rice: U.S. Makes 1st Sale to China Jul 3, 2019

🕔Jul 3, 2019
After decades chasing the enormous China market, a sale of U.S. rice was confirmed here last week. “This sale marks a turning point for the U.S. rice industry and its […]

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