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Kenya IGTC Working Visit

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IGTC Secretariat Katy Lee is back from Nairobi, Kenya where she held her fourth working visit of the year with Nairobi based IGTC member the East African Grains Council (EAGC). In Nairobi, Katy sought to deepen the IGTC’s relationships with key regional players in the supply and trade of grains,…

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U.S. Coast Guard ASP Workshop

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On Wednesday, June 14 NAEGA Director of Operations Ryan Olson attended the biannual U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Alternative Security Program Workshop. NAEGA, along with the National Grain and Feed Association, administers an Alternative Security Program (ASP) on behalf of the USCG. The ASP is available for all NAEGA and NGFA…

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USDA FAS 2018 UES Application

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On Monday, June 19 NAEGA officially submitted its 2017 Unified Export Strategy (UES) to the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The UES sets the framework under which NAEGA will administer its Market Access Program funding in the 2018 program year. The 2018 UES highlights many past successes and planned initiatives…

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U.S. FDA Genome Editing Techniques Comments

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On Monday, June 19 NAEGA joined the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA), and the North American Millers Association (NAMA) in comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the use of genome-editing techniques to produce new plant…

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U.S.D.A APHIS Part 340 Comments

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On Monday, June 19 NAEGA joined the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA), and the North American Millers Association (NAMA) in comments to the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regarding proposed revisions to regulations under 7…

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USAEDC Attaché Seminar and FAS Consultations – Arlington – July 12-13

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NAEGA members and Washington Representatives are invited to attend the annual U.S. Agriculture Export Development Council’s (USAEDC) annual Attaché Seminar in Arlington, VA on July 13. Gary and Ryan will be attending on behalf of NAEGA and representing NAEGA during the USAEDC Consultation meeting with FAS on July 12. If…

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UN GHS Subcommittee Meeting – Geneva – July 10-12

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On July 8-12 NAEGA Volunteer Jess McCluer will travel to London, UK to participate in the UN’s Subcommittee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals and its Coorespondence Group. During this mission Jess will be working closely with the International Dry Bulk…

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IGTC Activities in London

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On June 2-12 Gary Martin and Katy Lee travelled to London, United Kingdom to attend and participate in an IGTC Strategy Session, IGTC Management Council meeting, the International Grains Council (IGC) 2017 Grains Conference and the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) Annual Dinner. During the IGTC Strategy Session the…

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Ports Alliance Letter to ILWU and PMA

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Last week, NAEGA joined a letter from members of the Ports Alliance to the International Longshoreman and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) regarding early discussion on contract negotiations on the west coast. The letter expresses the signees support of early discussion that have so far resulted…

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NAEGA Policy Team Work Comments to USTR on NAFTA

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Over the last week NAEGA staff and the NAFTA Policy Team have been working to inform three different comments related to the U.S. Trade Representative’s request for comments on a negotiation of NAFTA.  NAEGA-NGFA Comments on NAFTA Negotiating Objectives On Monday, June 12 NAEGA and NGFA submitted joint comments to…

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