2019 MAP Allocation

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2019 MAP Allocation

on February 13th, 2019 in Actions by | No Comments

On Tuesday, February 12 NAEGA received word that its 2019 Unified Export Strategy (UES) application with the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been accepted and NAEGA will receive funding under the Market Access Program (MAP) in 2019. MAP funding in 2019 for NAEGA will be limited to a $366,652 ceiling,…

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Cirsium arvense (CT) – Vietnam actions on grain and oilseed imports USDA APHIS signals intent to enforce Vietnam’s precautionary zero tolerance beginning March 1

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We are disappointed to report that USDA APHIS has notified some stakeholders that it considers Vietnam’s zero tolerance for CT seeds to be justified and APHIS will be taking action effective March 1, 2019 not to issue phytosanitary sanitary certifications for consignments of wheat and soybeans from the U.S. if…

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Asian Gypsy Moth

on February 4th, 2019 in Actions by | No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have released a memorandum regarding the import requirements for marine vessels entering North American ports which have called upon areas regulated for Asian gypsy moth. The memorandum states that all vessels must arrive in North American ports free of…

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IGTC Newsletter

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The latest IGTC newsletter is now available! This week’s edition includes an update on the ePhtyo Industry Advisory Group (IAG) meeting last week in Geneva, more information on Japan’s proposed MRL changes, and a report on the IGTC digitization efforts. A copy of the newsletter can be found here.

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Peru CVD Actions on Yellow Corn

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NAEGA continues to work closely with the Peru Corn CVD Special Interest Group (SIG) to coordinate responses and messaging regarding Peru’s self-initiation of a countervailing duty case against U.S. origin yellow corn. Currently, Peru’s INDECOPI is scheduled to hear arguments regarding this case at a February 20 hearing in Lima….

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Board of Directors Meeting

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On Tuesday, January 29 the NAEGA Board of Directors met at the Miami Beach Edition Hotel in Miami, Florida. During the meeting, the Board reviewed NAEGA finances, heard reports from the Grades and Inspections and Contracts Committee, and discussed the ongoing IGTC transition, and conducted programming and financial planning for…

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Cirsium arvense – Vietnam actions on grain and oilseed imports

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Recently, NAEGA and other stakeholders have placed focus on actions by Vietnam related to the presence Cirsium arvense (commonly referred to as Canada Thistle or Creeping Thistle) plant parts in imported grain.  We are investigating several options and input including global outreach and intelligence gathering related to sound science and…

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2019 Contracts and Best Practices Seminars – Your feedback needed

on January 25th, 2019 in Actions by | No Comments

Your input is requested! As NAEGA prepares for 2019, we are seeking your feedback on the location, timing and curriculum of this year’s Contracts and Best Practices Seminars. Let us know if you are interested in attending or hosting a seminar, and what topics we should focus on! NAEGA seminars…

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U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade

on January 25th, 2019 in Actions by | No Comments

On Friday, January 18 Gary co-chaired a meeting of the U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Dialogue guests Guillermo Malpica Soto, Head of Trade and NAFTA Office, Embassy of Mexico, Ricardo Rojas, Economic Advisor, Embassy of Mexico and Marvin Hildebrand, Minister (Economic), Embassy…

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U.S.-U.K. Negotiations Comments

on January 25th, 2019 in Actions by | No Comments

On January 15 NAEGA, along with the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), submitted joint comments to the U.S. Trade Representative regarding upcoming negotiations of a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement. In the comments, NAEGA and NGFA state that they look forward to a successful USTR negotiation with the UK that encompasses…

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