• Misinformation Opens the Door to Low Quality Chinese Rice in Puerto Rico, But Consumers Are Rejecting It

    Aug 13, 2018
    False information on food safety has led an importer in Puerto Rico to select rice from China, but consumers are rejecting the low-quality rice.
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  • U.S. Administration, USA Rice of Like-Mind on Rice Imports from China

    Aug 02, 2018
    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump instructed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consider increasing the level of an additional duty on imports of $200 billion from China, including rice, from 10 percent to 25 percent. Action by Ambassador Lighthizer to raise duties on the $200 billion in imports began on July 10 under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
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  • Trade War Tit-for-Tat Continues

    Jul 23, 2018
    The United States has provided the latest salvo in the escalating trade dispute with China, and for the first time has taken aim at rice imports. Details of the President’s announcement that increased duties are to be applied on $200 billion of imports from China became available last week. Among the imports targeted for an extra 10 percent in duties are rice imports from China.
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  • U.S. Rice on China Retaliation List

    Jun 18, 2018
    The Trump administration announced on Friday an additional 25 percent import duty on $34 billion worth of high tech imports from China. China immediately responded by announcing a similar duty hike on $34 billion worth of U.S. imports, including U.S. rice. Both countries’ actions are effective July 6, 2018.
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  • Trade Mission to China

    May 31, 2018
    Last week, USA Rice Vice President International Sarah Moran traveled to China as part of a trade mission hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish new business connections in southern China.
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  • Amidst Uncertainty on Trade with China, Rice Sees Possibilities

    May 22, 2018
    U.S. trade with China returned to the headlines this week after a weekend of talks between the U.S. and Chinese governments. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the two countries also agreed to “meaningful increases” of U.S. agriculture and energy exports.
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  • USA Rice Delegation in China Presses for Imports to Begin

    Apr 25, 2018
    Leaders from USA Rice were in China last week to deliver a simple message – nearly 30 U.S. facilities have completed China’s extensive food safety questionnaires and it’s now time for Chinese officials to schedule an inspection visit, the next step in fulfilling the promise of U.S. market access when the two countries signed a phytosanitary protocol for U.S. milled rice last July.
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  • USA Rice Mission to China Seen as Next Step to Market Access

    Apr 12, 2018
    While news on U.S.-China trade relations has been tense of late, USA Rice continues to press for market access. A leadership delegation with representatives from Arkansas, Louisiana, and California leaves for China this weekend to meet with U.S. embassy and Chinese government officials and members of China’s rice trade to continue to make the case for U.S. rice.
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  • The U.S. and China Trade Actions

    Mar 23, 2018
    The U.S. and China have exchanged salvos adding fuel to fears of escalating trade sanctions between the two largest global economies. Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced another action in the President’s efforts to “rebalance the U.S.-China trade relationship,” and China began the retaliation process to Trump’s previous action on steel and aluminum imports.
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  • USA Rice Wants GM Rice from China to Stay There

    Jan 30, 2018
    Last week, Chinese news agencies excitedly reported on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granting approval to an experimental genetically modified rice strain, Huahui-1. USA Rice does not share their excitement and does not want the GM rice to enter the United States.
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