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  • Proposal for Rules for International Business and Human Rights Arbitration April 20, 2017

    An Independent International Working Group led by specialists from Sweden, the Netherlands, are developing a draft proposal for an International Business and Humans Rights Arbitration system for businesses and victims of human ...

  • GOA Report on USAID Food Assistance April 20, 2017

    Earlier this week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released a report on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) implementation and oversight of additional food aid flexibility authorized by the 2014 ...

  • China e-Commerce Training Videos April 13, 2017

    The USDA Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) Shanghai’s “doing Business in China Through e-Commerce” Virtual Training Center is now online. The training center is an online educational tool for all U.S. exporters interested ...

  • USDA FGIS Exporter Registration April 4, 2017

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Federal Grain Inspection Service Quality Assurance and Compliance Division (QACD) is encouraging exporter registration. All U.S. Grain Standards Act exporters who export over 15,000 metric tons must ...

  • Trade Executive Orders April 4, 2017

    On Friday. March 31, President Trump signed two executive orders on U.S. trade policy. The orders direct executive agencies to take immediate action on enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duties as well ...

  • U.S. Government Transition March 27, 2017

    Cabinet Nominations and Confirmations: NAEGA continues to monitor Cabinet nominations. Nominations hearings are currently ongoing. NAEGA understands the following nominations and confirmations have been made:

  • USDA FGIS Exporter Registration March 27, 2017

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Federal Grain Inspection Service Quality Assurance and Compliance Division (QACD) is encouraging exporter registration. All U.S. Grain Standards Act exporters who export over 15,000 metric tons must ...

  • Global Food Policy Report March 27, 2017

    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released its 2017 Global Food Policy Report. The report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2016, and highlights challenges and opportunities ...

  • DDGS Exports to Vietnam March 27, 2017

    The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a copy of their report regarding the detection of live pests in consignments of dried distillers grains (DDG) to Vietnam. In ...

  • March 7, 2017

    After ratification by Chad, Jordan, Oman, and Rwanda in late February, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has officially ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) following confirmation by over two-thirds of WTO members. ...

  • EU Country of Origin Labeling Member State Initiatives February 21, 2017

    The USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) has published a report to provide an overview of the EU’s rules on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), including the process for introducing national COOL requirements. ...

  • Trudeau Visits Washington February 14, 2017

    On February 13, 2017 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled to Washington, D.C. for his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. During the meeting both men discussed bilateral issues including border ...

  • Abe Visits Washington February 14, 2017

    On February 10-11, 2017 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Washington, DC and Mar-a-Lago, Florida for his first bilateral summit with President Donald Trump. During the summit, Mr. Trump and Mr. Abe ...

  • Indian Regulatory Compliance FAQs February 14, 2017

    On January 23, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions covering information related to regulatory compliance issues. The 22-page document covers topics ...

  • Philippine Biotech Approval February 7, 2017

    Monsanto has informed NAEGA that soybean DTxRR2Y (MON 87708 x MON 89788) has received biosafety permit approval for direct use as food, feed or for processing in the Philippines. The permit is ...