• USA Rice Mexico Promotions

    Mar 28, 2018
    Last week, USA Rice Vice President International Sarah Moran, Manager Asiha Grigsby, and local contractors Gaby Carbajal and Marvin Lehrer met for a review of promotional activities in this, the largest export market for U.S. rice. Last year, the United States maintained a total import market share of 87 percent for paddy rice and 78 percent overall, and USA Rice’s promotion programs are successfully advancing the appeal of U.S. origin rice to Mexican consumers.
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  • USA Rice Offers Aid to Mexico’s Most Vulnerable Populations

    Mar 07, 2018
    Spreading the word about U.S. rice is not only an opportunity to create global partnerships but also a strategic element in the fight against hunger for the world’s most vulnerable populations. In several major Mexican metropolitan cities, U.S. rice was used to inform and nourish as part of outreach by community meal programs here that are facilitated by the Mexican government’s Ministry of Social Development and Comedores Comunitarios (community kitchens).
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  • USA Rice and Undersecretary McKinney Discuss Trade in Mexico

    Feb 09, 2018
    As part of a visit to discuss trade with his counterparts in Mexico, U.S. Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney held a roundtable discussion with several U.S. trade associations based here, including USA Rice. The meeting was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Agricultural Affairs and the Agricultural Trade Office in Mexico.
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  • NAFTA Talks Inch Forward, But More Work Needed

    Jan 29, 2018
    Trade ministers from Canada, Mexico, and the United States have ended the 6th round of negotiations to modernize the North American Free trade Agreement (NAFTA) without issuing a joint statement, and signaling various levels of progress.
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  • Mexico Opens Door to U.S. Competitors

    Jan 16, 2018
    Amidst tense renegotiations and rhetoric around the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the government of Mexico (GOM) has announced a tariff rate quota (TRQ) for rice of 150,000 metric tons (MT) each for calendar year 2018 and calendar year 2019. Under the TRQ, rice can be imported in any form (paddy, milled) and avoid the 20 percent duty on milled rice or the 9 percent duty on paddy rice. This TRQ is identical in amount, terms, and purpose as took place in 2017.
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  • Boozman Urges Trump Administration to More Fully Analyze Economic Impact to Ag of NAFTA Changes

    Nov 21, 2017
    Senator John Boozman (R-AR) led a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross requesting that the Administration review how any changes to NAFTA would affect the agriculture industry.
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  • U.S. NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives in Line with USA Rice Positions

    Jul 18, 2017
    USTR ag priorities for NAFTA renegotiation are in line with USA Rice objectives.
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  • U.S. Rice Makes an Impression at the Friendly Culture Fair in Mexico

    Jun 16, 2017
    USA Rice participated in the International Fair of Friendly Cultures in Mexico City to promote U.S. rice at the most widely attended festival yet.
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  • USA Rice to Administration: Do No Harm in NAFTA Modernization

    Jun 12, 2017
    USA Rice reminded the Trump Administration that NAFTA remains a win for U.S. rice and urged negotiators to be mindful of the benefits the agreement has brought and to do no harm as it is modernized.
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  • Mexico Market Share on the Upswing

    Jun 05, 2017
    U.S. rice exports to Mexico in the first four months of 2017 are up an impressive 23 percent over last year, bringing the U.S. market share to 93 percent, the highest since 2013. According to official Government of Mexico (GOM) sources, total U.S. rice exports to Mexico were 354,000 MT while third country exports were down nearly 60 percent, at 25,000 MT.
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