Rice: Congressional Trade Hearings Shine Spotlight on India’s Subsidy Violations Apr 2, 2022

🕔Apr 2, 2022
This week, India’s egregious World Trade Organization (WTO) domestic support violations, particularly those related to rice subsidies, were put front and center for U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai during […]

Ag Trade: House Members Urge Swift Action Against India’s Rice, Wheat Subsidies Jan 14, 2022

🕔Jan 14, 2022
Yesterday, 26 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed onto a letter led by rice and wheat state Members Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Tracey Mann (R-KS) to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine […]

Rice Market: Senators Ask Biden Admin to Take India to the WTO Over Subsidies Dec 16, 2021

🕔Dec 16, 2021
Earlier today, 18 U.S. Senators sent a letter led by Senator John Boozman (R-AR) to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack expressing support for […]

Rice Market: India Narrowly Dodges Retaliatory Duties on Brown Basmati Nov 30, 2021

🕔Nov 30, 2021
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced a deal with India to avoid the imposition of new Section 301 retaliatory tariffs that would have otherwise been implemented yesterday. In June, USTR […]

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: 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 Update: India Exceeds Farmer Supports, Invokes WTO Clause…..Again Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Cash prices in the delta were a little mixed this week as Texas inched higher, but Louisiana moved lower. Prices were largely flat among the other rice-growing states. The USDA’s […]

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: Lack of WTO Appeals May Invite Trade Violations May 12, 2020

🕔May 12, 2020
When a country believes another is violating its trade commitments, it can take the issue to the World Trade Organization (WTO), that provides a neutral forum to litigate and settle […]

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