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: 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. […]

Ag Trade: China – African Swine Fever Issues Persist, U.S. Tariffs Remain For Now Apr 5, 2021

🕔Apr 5, 2021
Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported late last week that, “A wave of African swine fever outbreaks this year has wiped out at least 20% of the breeding herd in northern China, […]

Ag Trade: A Look at China’s Hog Inventory, Implications for Corn Demand Mar 24, 2021

🕔Mar 24, 2021
Writing recently in the CARD (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development) Agricultural Policy Review, from Iowa State University (“Is China’s Hog Rebuilding Complete? Reconciling Inventory and Price Data“), Dermot Hayes, Xi He, and Wendong […]

Ag Trade: Caustic Round of U.S., China Talks Conclude; Chinese Corn Buying Continues Mar 22, 2021

🕔Mar 22, 2021
William Mauldin reported in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “High-level talks between the Biden administration and Beijing that veered into acrimony put the U.S.-China rivalry in sharp relief, complicating efforts by the two powers to […]

Ag Trade: Time to Level the Playing Field with China – DTN Mar 2, 2021

🕔Mar 2, 2021
At a time when corn is trading well above $5 per bushel and soybeans are over $14 per bushel, it sounds odd to be talking about leveling the playing field […]

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 […]

Ag Trade: China Set to be World’s Top Corn Importer, Biden Reviews Phase One Deal Feb 1, 2021

🕔Feb 1, 2021
Last week, Reuters writers Mark Weinraub and Karl Plume reported that, “China booked its biggest purchase of U.S. corn yet, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, buying more at once than any country except the Soviet […]

Rice Market: Will Biden Open Up Cuba? Jan 28, 2021

🕔Jan 28, 2021
Following President Joe Biden’s inauguration last week, one potential opportunity for change in foreign policy is the U.S. relationship with Cuba. The Trump Administration had curtailed Obama-era diplomatic and commercial […]

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