• TPP – R.I.P. So, What’s Next?

    Jan 24, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC -- President Trump yesterday followed through on a key campaign promise and sent a Memorandum to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) instructing the agency to inform the 11 other Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) partners that the United States is withdrawing from the agreement and any TPP-related negotiations. This action effectively stops the agreement as negotiated in 2015 because U.S. enactment is necessary for the agreement to enter into legal force. USA Rice considered the TPP as deficient, and did not adopt a position on the agreement pending assurances on the reported gains for U.S. rice, primarily in Japan.
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  • Talking Up Rice Trade on Capitol Hill

    Jan 20, 2017
    USA Rice joined several commodity groups in visits earlier this week to the Senate Agriculture and Finance Committees to emphasize the importance of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the economic health of rice producers and millers, and U.S. agriculture overall.
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  • Trump Administration Watch: Trade Team

    Jan 06, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump nominated earlier this week Robert Lighthizer as the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). This nomination completes a triumvirate of officials who are seen as key power centers in the new administration’s emerging trade policy.
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