Proposal for Rules for International Business and Human Rights Arbitration

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Proposal for Rules for International Business and Human Rights Arbitration

on April 20th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

An Independent International Working Group led by specialists from Sweden, the Netherlands, are developing a draft proposal for an International Business and Humans Rights Arbitration system for businesses and victims of human rights violations. The system would allow businesses and individuals to voluntarily agree to bring disputes to the international…

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GOA Report on USAID Food Assistance

on April 20th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

Earlier this week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released a report on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) implementation and oversight of additional food aid flexibility authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. The report offers the first comprehensive look into the extent USAID is using the new authority…

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China e-Commerce Training Videos

on April 13th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

The USDA Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) Shanghai’s “doing Business in China Through e-Commerce” Virtual Training Center is now online. The training center is an online educational tool for all U.S. exporters interested in China’s e-commerce market. The Virtual Training Center can be accessed by simply clicking here, or pasting the…

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USDA FGIS Exporter Registration

on April 4th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Federal Grain Inspection Service Quality Assurance and Compliance Division (QACD) is encouraging exporter registration. All U.S. Grain Standards Act exporters who export over 15,000 metric tons must register with USDA. Exporters should fill out the registration form found here. For those exporters owning only one…

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Trade Executive Orders

on April 4th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

On Friday. March 31, President Trump signed two executive orders on U.S. trade policy. The orders direct executive agencies to take immediate action on enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duties as well as trade deficits. The first order calls for increased measures to enforce U.S. AD/CVD orders and revenue. The…

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U.S. Government Transition

on March 27th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

Cabinet Nominations and Confirmations: NAEGA continues to monitor Cabinet nominations. Nominations hearings are currently ongoing. NAEGA understands the following nominations and confirmations have been made:

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USDA FGIS Exporter Registration

on March 27th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Federal Grain Inspection Service Quality Assurance and Compliance Division (QACD) is encouraging exporter registration. All U.S. Grain Standards Act exporters who export over 15,000 metric tons must register with USDA. Exporters should fill out the registration form found here. For those exporters owning only one…

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Global Food Policy Report

on March 27th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released its 2017 Global Food Policy Report. The report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2016, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2017 at the global and regional levels. This year’s report looks at the impact of rapid urban growth on…

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DDGS Exports to Vietnam

on March 27th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a copy of their report regarding the detection of live pests in consignments of dried distillers grains (DDG) to Vietnam. In a letter to the Director-General of the Vietnam Plant Protection Department (PPD), APHIS concludes that detections of live…

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on March 7th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

After ratification by Chad, Jordan, Oman, and Rwanda in late February, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has officially ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) following confirmation by over two-thirds of WTO members. The agreement includes measures to quicken the movement of goods during all stages of trade and calls for…

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