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USDA FAS Presentation

on August 20th, 2018 in Actions by | No Comments

On Friday, August 17 Gary and Ryan presented before a group of 25 U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) locally employed staff. Locally employed staff are foreign nationals who assist FAS employees in executing their missions around the world. During the presentation, Gary and Ryan described NAEGA…

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IGTC and IGC Meetings

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A trip report is now available for Gary and Katy’s mission to London for meetings with IGTC members and corporate stakeholders and to attend the IGC Grains Conference.  In London, Gary and Katy led and executed IGTC meetings with 26 global grain trade leaders, governments and international institutions. The overarching…

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Contracts and Best Practices Seminar

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On Tuesday, August 14 NAEGA held a successful Contracts and Best Practices Seminar in Minneapolis, MN. Attended by over 15 participants from member companies, the seminar featured a broad review of NAEGA 2 Model Contracting terms, the recent revisions to the contract, exercises on laytime and a review of the…

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NAFTA Seasonal Produce Letter

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On August 15, NAEGA joined 28 other food and agricultural organizations in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer regarding the potential for a seasonal produce provision in an upcoming NAFTA deal. The provision would allow the U.S. to place seasonal tariffs on various fruits and vegetables by redefining…

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U.S. Corn – Peru CVD Investigation

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This week NAEGA has been gathering and conveying information to interested members regarding Peru’s recent self-initiation of a counter-vailing duty case against U.S. origin yellow corn. On July 24 Peru initiated an investigation into U.S. yellow corn imports under the WTO Subsidy and Countervailing Measures agreement and Peruvian law. Currently,…

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Peru CVD Investigation

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NAEGA is gathering information and responding to a recent notification that Peru has begun a Countervailing Duty investigation into U.S. origin corn. On Wednesday, July 25 NAEGA was informed that Peru’s National Institution for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) initiated an investigation into alleged…

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Meeting with Senate Ag on China

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On Wednesday, August 1 Gary and Ryan met with members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to update Committee members on the China trade and NAEGA’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the effects of the foreign material designation on phytos of U.S. origin soybeans. As reported in last…

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OECD Business and Industry Advisory Committee

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Katy is back from Paris, France where she attended the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Annual Forum and Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) General Assembly. These events included reports from several BIAC policy groups such as the digital economy committee, the findings of the BIAC Economic Policy…

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IGTC Newsletter

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The latest IGTC newsletter is now available! This edition covers Gary and Katy’s outreach tour in Geneva and Rome, the newly elected chair of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s ePhyto Industry Advisory Group, and information on several upcoming events such as the IGTC’s General Assembly in Beijing in November….

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Trade Mitigation, NAEGA Targets Markets for FAS

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This week, NAEGA wrote to USDA FAS outlining potential opportunities for market development funding which could provide for increases in U.S. export sales and assist if current markets sales decrease significantly.  The letter followed a request from USDA FAS related to the USDA efforts to provide for mitigation in response…

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