• 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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  • U.S. Government Takes Twin Actions on Chinese Trade Distorting Policies

    Dec 15, 2016
    The Obama Administration has announced two separate but complementary agriculture trade enforcement actions at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against policies of China. Both actions relate to wheat, corn and rice.
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  • USA Rice Identifies Trade Obstacles for USTR

    Nov 04, 2016
    Last week, USA Rice submitted its comments for the 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE), an annual report issued by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The USA Rice submission identified the EU’s tariff regime and biotechnology regulation; phytosanitary issues in Colombia and Turkey; domestic price supports in India and Thailand; and various import policies in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan as significant obstacles for the U.S. rice industry.
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  • U.S. Government Taking China to Task on Trade Distorting Policies

    Sep 13, 2016
    USA Rice President and CEO Betsy Ward attended a press conference here today where the Obama Administration announced plans to launch a trade enforcement action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) challenging trade-distorting domestic supports for three key crops: corn, wheat, and rice.
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  • USA Rice Celebrates Centennial of the U.S. Warehouse Act

    Jul 19, 2016
    Last week, USA Rice helped to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Warehouse Act, a piece of legislation that authorizes the critically important structure for protecting and assuring producers and their lenders of proper crop production storage.
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  • USA Rice Makes Case at T-TIP Negotiations

    May 02, 2016
    USA Rice made the case for eliminating tariffs on U.S. rice going into the EU before an assembly of U.S. and E.U. trade negotiators meeting in New York City to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).
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  • USA Rice Highlights Trade Barriers for USTR

    Oct 30, 2015
    USA Rice has submitted to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) a list of key trade barriers facing U.S. rice in foreign markets.
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  • U.S. Announces New Steps Towards Normalizing Relations with Cuba

    Sep 18, 2015
    Loosening things up a littleToday the Obama Administration announced a set of new rules that will further normalize relations between the United States and Cuba. These regulatory changes include easing restrictions on authorized travel, and allowing U.S. companies to establish offices in Cuba.
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  • Vietnam Food Association Visits USA Rice

    Sep 01, 2015
    A 10-person delegation from the Vietnam Food Association (VNA) completed a U.S. tour today with a visit to USA Rice’s headquarters. The delegation, led by President Huynh The Nang and Secretary General Huynh Minh Hue, provided an overview of Vietnam’s rice production and trade as well as challenges and opportunities facing Vietnam’s rice sector over the next five years. Vietnam is one of the world’s largest rice producers and exporters, and the third largest supplier of U.S. imports.
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  • U.S. Flag Flies Over New Cuban Embassy

    Aug 14, 2015
    Today, the U.S. flag was raised over the newly established U.S. embassy here. Secretary of State John Kerry attended the ceremony heralding further diplomatic engagement with Cuba. The flag-raising follows a similar event in Washington, DC last month, where the Cuban flag now flies over their corresponding embassy.
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