Trade Conflict with China Heats Up

August 15, 2019

Trade disputes between the United States and China escalated sharply, roiling financial markets and raising questions about whether the decade-long U.S. economic expansion could survive the rounds of retaliation and counter-retaliation. President Trump surprised most …

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USDA Awards Trade Funding

July 25, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced $100 million in foreign market development funding through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program. The program is part of USDA’s efforts to offset the damage suffered by the farm sector …

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Trump Threatens New Tariffs on Mexico

June 6, 2019

Saying Mexico must do more to stem the flow of Central American migrants across the U.S. border, President Trump announced he would use emergency powers to impose a five percent tariff on all imports from …

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USMCA Odds Improve as Steel, Aluminum, Tariffs Removed

May 23, 2019

The Trump administration agreed to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico and Canada, resolving a dispute that had stalled Congressional consideration of the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). That broad trade pact would …

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UEP, UEA Call for Fair Access to Japanese Market

May 9, 2019

UEP and UEA’s Further Processor Division joined almost 90 other agricultural organizations and companies in asking the U.S. Trade Representative to negotiate access for U.S. farm goods in trade talks with Japan. In a letter …

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