COCERAL on Glyphosate

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COCERAL on Glyphosate

on October 18th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

This week COCERAL was joined by EuropaBio, European Crop Protection, COPA COGECA and Consumer Choice Center in an advertisement in Politico regarding Glyphosate approval by the European Union. The European Union announced that it will soon vote on whether to approve Glyphosate. Widely used since 1974, the safety of Glyphosate…

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Enlist E3 Soybeans

on October 18th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

U.S. farmers will now have access to Enlist E3 soybeans for 2018 planting through an agreement between Dow AgroSciences and ADM. Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant to applications of 2, 4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate, which allows farmers to control the most resistant weeds while also curbing the development of…

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NAFTA Negotiations Extended

on October 18th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

Originally intended to conclude in December 2017, schedulers are now conceding that talks to reform the North American Free Trade Agreement will stretch into at least February 2018. While both the U.S. and Mexico were hoping to finish negotiations before their respective 2018 federal elections, impasses on key issues have…

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US and South Korea Agree to Renegotiate KORUS

on October 10th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

The US and South Korea concluded their second special session on October 4. After an inconclusive first round in August, the countries have now agreed to begin talks focused on amending the agreement. South Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong stated that “The two sides recognized the need to amend the…

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Senate Confirms Deputy Secretary Censky and Under Secretary McKinney at USDA

on October 10th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

On October 3 the Senate confirmed Steve Censky to be Deputy USDA Secretary and Ted McKinney to be Under Secretary for Trade with bipartisan support. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the confirmation votes: “Steve Censky will help us be responsive to producers reeling from the effects…

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Cuba Embassy Staffing

on October 3rd, 2017 in News by | No Comments

On September 29, in response to unexplained attacks against U.S. Embassy staff in Cuba over the past year, Secretary Rex Tillerson instructed the State Department to reduce its Havana staff to emergency personnel only. In addition, the Department issued a Travel Warning advising U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Cuba…

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Coast Guard BWM Convention Guidelines

on October 3rd, 2017 in News by | No Comments

This week the Coast Guard released a policy letter providing guidelines for voluntary compliance with the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BMW Convention). The purpose of the letter is to establish a voluntary inspection program for US flagged commercial vessel owners/operators who…

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Notification to Congress of Expected Change to Trade Remedy Law

on September 26th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

The Trump Administration has notified congress about expected changes to U.S. trade remedy law as part of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). U.S. Trade Promotion Authority legislation requires the administration to notify Congress at least 180 days before the agreement to a trade deal if…

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USCG Suspicious Activities Reporting

on September 11th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard, NAEGA members are invited to review the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative’s Suspicious Activity Reporting Indicators and Behaviors: Tools for Analysts and Investigators worksheet. The worksheet includes helpful information on identifying and reporting suspicious activity. The worksheet can be found here.

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Vietnam Import Permits

on September 11th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department (PPD) has announced it will begin issuing import permits for U.S. origin DDGs and grains immediately. Import permits may be valid for up to one year (depending on the product).  Importers should apply to PPD for the import permit first, and then translate it and send…

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