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NAEGA-NGFA Joint Statement on USMCA

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On Monday, October 1, 2018 NAEGA and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) released a joint statement regarding announcement of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. As part of the statement, NAEGA President and CEO Gary Martin and NGFA President Randy Gordon commented that: “Given the integrated nature of the North American…

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Presence of Cirsium arvense in Vietnam Shipments

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NAEGA is continuing to follow ongoing market access issues regarding weed seed presence in U.S. shipments to Vietnam. On August 21, 2018 USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) sent a letter to Hoang Trung, Director General of Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department (PPD) regarding the presence of Cirsium arvense…

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Brazil Working Visit and GLI

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On September 16-26 Katy Lee, IGTC Secretariat, traveled to Sao Paulo and Natal in Brazil to conduct a working visit with IGTC member association Associação Nacional dos Exportadores de Cereais (ANEC) and to participate in the 2018 Global Low Level Presence meeting on September 27 and 28. Working Visit To…

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Contracts and Best Practices Seminar – New Orleans

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Thank you to all who joined us in Destrehan, LA for a NAEGA Contracts and Best Practices Seminar on Tuesday, October 9 in Destrehan, LA. A special thank you to Bunge North America for donating space to host the seminar. During the seminar, 12 participants received an in-depth review of…

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DBTG Operational and Technical Seminar

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On October 4-5, Ryan participated in the Dry Bulk Terminals Group’s (DBTG) Operational and Technical Seminar in Baltimore, MD. The seminar covered safety, health, and environmental issues for dry bulk terminals. A trip report will on this event will follow in the coming weeks. During the seminar Ryan presented on…

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U.S. Food & Agriculture Dialogue for Trade

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On Friday, October 5 Gary Martin chaired an informal meeting of the U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Dialogue guest Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Sharon Bomer-Lauritsen, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural…

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U.S. Food & Agriculture Dialogue for Trade

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On Thursday, September 20 Gary Martin chaired a meeting of the U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Dialogue guests Roger Wentzel, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs and Jeffrey Jones, Senior Policy Advisor at the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) provided…

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NAEGA Contracts Committee

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The NAEGA Contracts Committee met on Thursday, September 20. Committee members discussed the status of the new NAEGA 2 contract’s adoption, was provided an update on Subcommittee action regarding differing interpretations of Addendum 1, Clause 6b, and also informed the Committee of an upcoming training on the rules of arbitration…

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NGFA-NAEGA Joint Statement on U.S. Trade following Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing

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On September 19, NAEGA and NGFA submitted a joint statement to the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee as a follow up to the Committee’s September 13 hearing concerning perspectives on U.S. agricultural trade. The statement provided information on the performance of U.S. trade with respect to the grain, feed, grain and…

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IMO CCC 5

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Ryan is back from the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) fifth meeting of the Sub-committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) meetings. The CCC deals with the carriage of packaged dangerous goods, solid bulk cargoes, bulk gas cargoes, and containers. Ryan participated in the IMO CCC 5 as a member…

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