Update on China Soybean Phytosanitary Requirements

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Update on China Soybean Phytosanitary Requirements

on June 14th, 2018 in Actions by | No Comments

NAEGA is continuing its work to address phytosanitary certification requirements and other non-tariff trade barriers, like issuance of bio-safety certs. for U.S. soybeans and other grains and oilseeds imported into China.   We have completed some new work with respect to the U.S. APHIS imposed requirements for an additional declaration (AD)…

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IPPC Trip Report

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A trip report is now available for IGTC Secretariat Katy Lee’s travel to Rome, Italy to attend the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) 13th Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). During this mission Katy received an updated on the status of the draft International Standard on Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) for grain…

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UES Submitted

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On Wednesday, June 5 NAEGA officially submitted its 2019 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 2019 program year. The 2019 UES highlights many past successes and planned initiatives…

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IGTC Newsletter

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The latest IGTC newsletter is now available! This week’s newsletter features a summary of the annual OECD Forum, a notice that the IGTC’s survey on MRLs will be published soon, and an update on the progress of the ePhyto efforts to establish an electronic phytosanitary certificate. Read the full newsletter…

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ASP Workshop

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On May 30, Ryan attended the U.S. Coast Guard’s annual Alternative Security Program (ASP) Workshop at the American Chemistry Council in Washington, D.C. NAEGA, along with the National Grain and Feed Association, administers an ASP for facilities covered under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA). The ASP provides an alternative…

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CFTC Letter

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On Thursday, May 31 NAEGA, along with fifteen other agriculture and agribusiness organizations, signed a letter addressed to U.S. Senators James Lankford and Christopher Coons, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services. The letter requests that the Administration’s full budget request of $281.5 million for the…

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OECD BIAC

on May 31st, 2018 in Actions by | No Comments

This week, IGTC Secretariat Katy Lee attended the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s General Assembly as an private sector invitee. The Secretariat is considering the merits of IGTC participation in the OECD’s Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC). As part of this participation, the IGTC is seeking information on…

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New Orleans FGIS/Industry Workshop

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On Wednesday, May 23 NAEGA President and CEO Gary Martin joined NAEGA and NGFA members in the New Orleans area for a workshop with the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS). During the workshop, FGIS personnel updated NAEGA and NGFA members on FGIS financials and tonnage fees, New Orleans Field Office…

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St. Lawrence Seaway Development Authority Presentation

on May 22nd, 2018 in Actions by | No Comments

On Wednesday, May 16 NAEGA President and CEO Gary Martin, Director of Operations Ryan Olson and IGTC Secretariat Katy Lee were the keynote presenters on a webinar hosted by the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. During the presentation NAEGA and IGTC discussed both organization’s missions, IGTC policy files, grain practices…

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IGTC Meetings in Washington, D.C.

on May 22nd, 2018 in Actions by | No Comments

This week Katy Lee, Secretariat of the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) held a series of successful meeting with stakeholders and grain trade leaders in the Washington, D.C. area. These meetings included: Monday, May 14: Briefing for the NAEGA Production Technology Committee on IGTC policy files and recent IGTC bilateral…

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