U.S. to Begin Enforcing GLOMAG

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U.S. to Begin Enforcing GLOMAG

on January 18th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On December 20, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO 13818) which seeks to use economic sanctions to tackle international human rights abuses. EO 13818 blocks the assets of 13 persons and lays the framework for applying blocking and U.S. visa restrictions on additional persons in the future. The…

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Soybean and Oilseed Traits Authorized in EU

on January 18th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

The European Commission has authorized the final approval of four soybean and one rapeseed events. The authorization decisions were published in the Official Journal on December 28, 2017. The events include: Soybean: 305423 x 40-3-2 DAS-4406-6 FG72 x A5547-127 DAS-68416-4   Rapeseed: 88302 x Ms8 x Rf3.

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Trade Agreement Update

on January 9th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

NAFTA The sixth round of NAFTA negotiations will take place in Montreal from January 23-28. Ahead of this round, there seems to be increasing optimism that all three parties will come to the table ready to resolve outstanding issues. Investor-state dispute settlement, supply management in dairy, sunset provisions, and Chapter…

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FGIS Reduces Weighing and Tonnage Fees

on January 9th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

Effective January 1, 2018, FGIS has reduced inspection and weighing service fees by five percent. Due to the continuation of high grain exports, FGIS’ operating reserve exceeds 4 ½ months of operating expenses. FGIS also reviewed tonnage fees and the tonnage fees were adjusted to reflect fiscal year 2017 costs…

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Soybean and Corn Traits Authorized in EU

on January 9th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On December 22, 2017 the European Commission authorized six new genetically modified traits, all for food/feed uses. These traits are: Soybean 305423 x 40-3-2, Soybean DAS-44406-6, Soybean FG72 x A5547-127, Soybean DAS-68416-4, Oilseed rape MON88302 x Ms8 x Rf3, and the renewal of Maize 1507.The authorization decisions do not cover…

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Intersessional Round of NAFTA Negotiations

on December 15th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

Representatives from Canada, the United States, and Mexico met in Washington D.C. this week to try to make progress on less contentious chapters of NAFTA after last month’s Mexico City Round failed to resolve major differences. This weeks meeting was meant to discuss and solve technical issues within areas deemed…

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Court Rules on Signing Contracts

on December 8th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals held that an arbitral clause in a contract must be signed by the parties in order to be enforceable. The defendant sought to compel arbitration based on an employment contract between the seaman and the vessel owner. The court ruled in its that “the…

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New WTO Trade Restrictions Report

on December 8th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

A recent WTO report finds that WTO members introduced fewer trade-restrictive measures from mid-October 2016 to mid-October 2017 compared to the previous year. At $169 billion, the import-facilitating measures adopted during the review period covered twice the value of the import-restrictive measures implemented, which totaled $79 billion. The initiation of…

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Ag Economy Letter to Sec Ross

on November 29th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) led a bipartisan letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking the administration to conduct a robust economic analysis to evaluate how any changes to NAFTA would affect changes to the nation’s crop and livestock sectors. The letter noted that “it is imperative that before any…

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Glyphosate Approval

on November 29th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

On November 27 the European Union’s Committee for Plants, Animals, Food and Feed Health voted to extend Glyphosate authorization for an abbreviated period of five years. The vote came with a split between France and Germany, as President Macron announced that he would ask government officials to devise a plan…

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