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Strategic Goal: Gain and maintain meaningful market access in key international markets for all forms and types of U.S. rice.

2012/2013 Initiatives

•Support Colombia Rice Export Quota, Inc. as necessary to allow exports of U.S. rice to Colombia and generation of revenue for U.S. rice research.

•Use new USA Rice-sponsored report on Brazil’s PEP program plus Domestic Support & WTO Obligations in Key Developing Countries report to ensure compliance of WTO members.

•Continue to seek significant gains in U.S. rice market access via bilateral and regional trade agreements in absence of Doha negotiations.

•Continue to implement strategy for regaining the U.S. market in the EU post LL601.

•Work with USDA/APHIS and importers to resolve recurring SPS barriers to U.S. rice.

•Keep rice market access issues top of mind for U.S. negotiators.

International Policy Staff

Bob Cummings
Chief Operating Officer
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Kristen Dayton
Coordinator
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Washington, D.C.
USA Rice Federation, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 610, Arlington, VA 22201
Main phone line: (703) 236-2300
Fax: (703) 236-2301