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Geneva IGTC Meetings

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A trip report is now available for travel to Geneva on June 20-24 for Gary Martin, President and CEO of NAEGA and President of the IGTC. In Geneva, Gary joined Katy, Secretariat of the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC), for a series of meetings to support NAEGA 2017 and 2018…

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IPPC IAG Meeting

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A trip report is now available for IGTC Secretariat Katy Lee’s travel to Arlington, VA to advance NAEGA and IGTC efforts regarding the utilization of information technology to improve security, predictability and efficiency in the international movement of grain. Between June 26 and 28 Katy traveled to Arlington participate in:…

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Risk Based Sampling Symposium

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A trip report is now available for NAEGA Senior Advisor Arvid Hawk’s travel to Baltimore and Arlington, VA to attend the Risk Based Sampling Symposium on June 25-30. In Baltimore, Arvid attended and reported back on the RBS symposium, which sought to educate industry and regulators on risk-based sampling methods…

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Decree 177

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NAEGA continues to stand-by to support industry and answer any questions regarding continued U.S. government and industry efforts to ensure compliance with China’s Decree 177. As part of this support, please refer to the following document containing a detailed background on NAEGA efforts to date. The background is drawn from…

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Vietnam Fumigation Proposal

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Over the past few month NAEGA has been working closely with industry and the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to develop a phytosanitary protocol for exports of DDGs, wheat and corn in bulk and containers to Vietnam. APHIS has now released draft fumigation plans for containers and…

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Global Low Level Presence Initiative

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A trip report is now available for NAEGA Senior Advisor Paul Green’s travel to Rome, Italy for the 5th annual meeting of the Global Low Level Presence Initiative (GLI). In Rome, Paul monitored, reported and analyzed developments and work with like-minded governments and the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) to…

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Geneva IGTC and IGC Meetings

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A trip report is now available for Gary’s travel to Geneva, Switzerland to support NAEGA 2017 and 2018 UES objectives largely executed via the IGTC. In Geneva, Gary reported on and received recommendations for IGTC actions to address facilitation of trade with China, to consider parameters for the establishment of…

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Clause 20 Issued in PNW

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On Thursday, July 20 Gary Martin, President and CEO of NAEGA, issued a Clause 20 certificate related to exceptional impediments to transportation in the Pacific Northwest region. The request for certification resulted when impediments to transportation, caused by the closure of multiple rail lines due to rockslides and other events,…

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Washington State Delegated Authority Comments

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On Wednesday, August 2 NAEGA and the National Grain and Feed Association submitted a joint statement to the Grain Inspectors, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) regarding the agency’s notice of intent to certify the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) as a delegated official agency. In the comments, NAEGA and…

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Call with Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

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On Wednesday, July 2 NAEGA’s NAFTA and Asia-Pacific Policy Teams participated in a call with James Kettel, Executive Director of the Trade and Value Added Branch of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture to discuss the Ministry’s work on trade and the upcoming NAFTA agreement. During the call, NAEGA communicated its…

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