• Trump Trade Team Locked and Loaded with Lighthizer

    May 12, 2017
    President Trump’s trade team was rounded out yesterday when the man at the top, Robert Lighthizer, was finally confirmed by the Senate to become the U.S. Trade Representative.
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  • Week of Meetings Reinforces Relationship Between U.S. and Mexican Rice Industries

    Apr 28, 2017
    A delegation of U.S. rice industry leaders has wrapped up a series of successful meetings here with all segments of the Mexican rice industry against the backdrop of heightened tension and uncertainty for the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a treaty both industries adamantly support.
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  • USA Rice, Mexican Rice Council: Leave NAFTA Alone!

    Apr 27, 2017
    The two national organizations representing their respective rice industries in the United States and Mexico agree that any renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could have serious consequences for the stable and consistent rice trade that has created jobs and benefitted consumers and farmers on both sides of the border.
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  • USA Rice Delegation Meets with Mexican Rice Council, Kicking Off Week of Meetings

    Apr 24, 2017
    Amidst heightened rhetoric from the White House about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a USA Rice delegation of growers, millers, merchants, and exporters is meeting with officials and customers here to reassure them of the U.S. industry’s commitment to the number-one market for U.S.-grown rice in the world.
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  • USA Rice Newsletter in Mexico Gets a Tech Update

    Apr 19, 2017
    Last month, the USA Rice NotiArroz newsletter was revamped to be completely interactive and up-to-date with current electronic trends. The new format allows the newsletter to be shared with a link that opens into the online “flipbook” format.
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  • U.S. Rice Deliveries to Mexico Surge in 2017 – Both Paddy and Milled Rice Show Significant Gains

    Mar 24, 2017
    According to official Mexican government data, total U.S. rice deliveries (non-converted) to Mexico were up a staggering 31.4 percent in the first two-months of 2017 compared with the same period the previous year. That’s 148,016 MT, and of significant note, milled rice exports nearly tripled – to 22,478 metric tons, nearly half of total milled exports in all of 2016.
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  • Mexico May Move Forward with Viet Nam Trade Deal

    Feb 02, 2017
    According to press reports, the government of Mexico may move forward with bi-lateral trade deals with many of the countries that participated in the now defunct Trans Pacific Partnership, including Viet Nam.
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  • Inaccurate Reporting Raises Unsubstantiated Concern for U.S. Rice in Mexico

    Jun 09, 2016
    There was a story today online that Mexico had reduced tariffs to zero for all types and forms or rice regardless of origin. This story was inaccurate.
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  • Rice Wednesday is Back in Mexico

    Jun 07, 2016
    The popular USA Rice "Rice Wednesday" promotion is underway here at La Chilanguita, a chain with 11 restaurants in high traffic areas in Mexico City and Mexico State, including its most popular location, Masaryk, the most exclusive area in Mexico City.
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  • Mexico Trade Stoppage Averted

    Jan 04, 2016
    MEXICALI, MEXICO -- On December 14, 2015, USA Rice was notified that U.S. rice exporters were having their bagged rice shipments blocked by Mexican authorities here at this important west coast crossing point with Calexico, California. The Government of Mexico (GOM) had, overnight, changed inspection regulations on how railroads and GOM phytosanitary inspection officials cleared bagged commodities, resulting in a stoppage of bagged rice exports.
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