• USA Rice Hosts Chinese Delegation

    Nov 03, 2015
    A twenty-member delegation headed by China’s State Administration of Grain visited USA Rice yesterday for an in-depth discussion of USA Rice’s mission and promotion activities, and the U.S. rice industry. Representatives from the national government based in Beijing as well as members of provincial and local grain administration groups made up the group.
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  • USA Rice Awarded Funding to Bring Chinese Officials to the U.S.

    Sep 23, 2015
    Working out next stepsUSA Rice was notified today that our Emerging Markets Program (EMP) proposal budgeted at $61,000 to bring Chinese officials to the U.S. has been approved for funding in FY 2015. The purpose of the visit, scheduled to take place soon after a phytosanitary protocol has been reached with the Chinese, is for the officials to survey a number of rice mills interested in exporting rice to China. This market survey is required by the protocol and envisioned as the last step before rice can be legally imported by buyers in China.
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  • APHIS Sets the Record Straight on China Phytosanitary Deal

    Sep 17, 2015
    We will sell no rice before it's timeIn a conference call with USA Rice staff yesterday, high ranking officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed that the phytosanitary protocol between the United States and China has not been finalized.
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  • Update: U.S./China Phytosanitary Agreement

    Sep 14, 2015
    The phytosanitary protocol that promises to pave the way for export trade with China appears to be tracking toward a successful resolution, maybe as soon as next week when China’s President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit the United States. However, USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) said this afternoon they are awaiting agreement on the language of the protocol from AQSIQ, their counterpart in China, before the deal can be finalized.
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  • U.S. Rice Industry United in Efforts to Open Chinese Market

    Jul 10, 2015
    At a meeting here yesterday the USA Rice Producers' Group unanimously passed a motion urging the conclusion of negotiations between the United States and China to establish a phytosanitary agreement that would pave the way for U.S. rice to be exported to China.
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  • Field Day Features USA Rice Presentations

    Jul 02, 2015
    USA Rice staff Betsy Ward and Ben Mosely addressed Texas farmers at the dinner and program following the Eagle Lake Rice Field Day this week.
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  • Phytosanitary Deal with China Still Not Complete

    May 26, 2015
    A phytosanitary agreement between the United States and China that would clear the way for U.S.-grown rice to start flowing into China has been in the works for almost a decade, but a final agreement continues to elude negotiators.
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  • One-on-One with ITC Rice Industry Study

    May 20, 2015
    Yesterday USA Rice hosted a briefing by members of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) research team that conducted the yearlong study on the factors and policies affecting the global competitiveness of the U.S. rice industry.
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  • USA Rice Hails ITC Study of Global Rice Industry

    May 14, 2015
    One year to the day after the request from the House Ways and Means Committee, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has released its study of factors and policies affecting the global competitiveness of the U.S. rice industry. The study, “Rice: Global Competitiveness of the U.S. Industry,” is known as a Section 332 investigation and examined the rice industry in the U.S. and in major producing and exporting countries, such as China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Uruguay, and Brazil, and found that the world rice market is a confusing, and often unfair place.
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