• Trump Trade Team Locked and Loaded with Lighthizer

    May 12, 2017
    President Trump’s trade team was rounded out yesterday when the man at the top, Robert Lighthizer, was finally confirmed by the Senate to become the U.S. Trade Representative.
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  • Once an International Aid Recipient, South Korea Becomes Rice Donor

    May 01, 2017
    For the first time in history, South Korean rice will be sent to Southeast Asian developing countries through an international food aid program. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, it is the first time any of the government-run rice stockpile will have been donated to a third country through an international framework.
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  • USA Rice Carves Out a Niche in Korea with New Products

    Apr 20, 2017
    In the latest of a slew of new food and snack products that use U.S.-grown rice is a new convenience package of “Army Stew,” a Korean-style spicy soup containing kimchi, sausage, ham, rice cakes, and ramen noodles. The rice cakes are produced using rice flour originating from U.S. rice. Many snacks and food items containing rice flour have emerged on the market here within the last year.
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  • U.S. Rice Gains Vital Exposure in Korean Foodservice Industry

    Oct 18, 2016
    USA Rice conducted a chef seminar in South Korea with one of the largest food manufacturing and foodservice distribution companies in the country.
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  • USA Rice at Seoul Food and Hotel Show; Interest in U.S.-Grown Rice for Manufacturing

    May 29, 2015
    Earlier this month, USA Rice opened its popular booth in the U.S. pavilion of the Seoul Food & Hotel Korea exhibition here. The show is Korea's longest running, and Asia's third largest, food trade show with more than 40,000 attendees from 39 countries.
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  • U.S. Objects to Korea's New Rice Import Scheme

    Jan 06, 2015
    The United States joined four other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) late last month in objecting to Korea's new rice tariffication scheme. The action did not prevent Korea from imposing the new tariff-based rice import system on January 1, but the new system has not been approved by the WTO, and Korea will very likely enter into negotiations with the five countries in order to lift the objections. The USA Rice Federation supports this action by the U.S. because Korea's new import regime is a significant step backwards on market access for U.S. rice.
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