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(Daily News)
February 24, 2017

Negotiations to redo agreements suspending U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties on Mexican sugar have paused due to turnover in the U.S. Agriculture and Commerce departments, but a former USDA undersecretary is optimistic that a deal can be struck once the Trump administration’s team is in place and brought up to speed.


(In Trade)
February 23, 2017

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) says Trump's planned path on trade remains unclear.


(In Trade)
February 01, 2017

“SUA believes that USTR must retain its historic leadership role in trade policy, and that a strong and knowledgeable leader is indispensable.”


(Daily News)
February 01, 2017

State secretaries of agriculture blasted Mexico and Canada over a series of trade barriers, including moves by Canadian provinces to adopt dairy ingredient strategies and treat imported wine differently than domestically produced wine.


(In Trade)
January 19, 2017

“America's sugar producers look forward working closely with the incoming USTR to target and tear down unfair trading practices and subsidies.”


(Daily News)
January 18, 2017

President-elect Trump has selected former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) to serve as agriculture secretary, rounding out his cabinet picks just a day before his inauguration.


(In Trade)
December 28, 2016

Ross, Navarro, Greenblatt and the USTR will “play an instrumental role” in “trade policy overall and crafting an agenda.”


(In Trade)
December 15, 2016

The conservative group of lawmakers has issued recommendations for the Trump administration's first 100 days.


(Daily News)
December 15, 2016

The United States on Dec. 15 requested World Trade Organization consultations with China over its method of administering tariff-rate quotas for corn, wheat, and rice. The U.S. is alleging that China's TRQ management for those crops is “opaque and unpredictable,” and breaches Beijing's commitments in its WTO Accession Protocol and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.


(In Trade)
December 06, 2016

“The program has wasted taxpayer dollars to set up a duplicative program that fragments and jeopardizes U.S. food safety.”


(In Trade)
November 29, 2016

“I have not heard further discussion about any kind of folding USTR into Commerce; I have not heard it discussed.”


(Inside U.S. Trade)
November 29, 2016

“I have not heard further discussion about any kind of folding USTR into Commerce; I have not heard it discussed.”


(Daily News)
November 22, 2016

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and China's Vice Premier for State Council Wang Yang signaled that little progress has been made on expediting China's biotech approval system, in Nov. 22 remarks on the margins of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting in Washington, DC.


(Daily News)
November 21, 2016

While structural conditions suggest that South Africa will have to boost poultry imports in the short term, U.S. exporters have little chance to capitalize due to a 65,000 metric ton tariff-rate quota that the two countries agreed to in resolving a clash over U.S. meat exports and South Africa's benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, according to a study by the Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.


(In Trade)
November 16, 2016

NASDA says it looks forward to working with the Trump administration “to determine a path forward on trade policies.”


(In Trade)
November 04, 2016

“Hearing the diverse views of our agricultural experts helps us formulate trade strategy and keep American exports growing.”


(In Trade)
October 11, 2016

“The U.S. market is fairly mature, which makes overseas markets increasingly important.”


(Daily News)
August 08, 2016

The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security along with the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in late July respectively issued final rules implementing export control reforms regarding two munitions list categories covering toxicological agents and directed energy weapons.


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