• Iraq Waives Withholding Payment, Should Clear Way for Future U.S. Tenders

    Mar 29, 2018
    A new hurdle in the Iraq market appeared, but has been dealt with by USA Rice and industry allies here and in Iraq.
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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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  • U.S. Rice Industry Stands to Lose from Trump Tariffs

    Mar 19, 2018
    The U.S. rice industry could suffer from retaliatory tariffs in response to proposed steel and aluminum import tariffs, according to a study released last week by economists at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
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  • Do Higher U.S. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Mean Less Rice Exports?

    Mar 08, 2018
    President Trump may follow through as early as today on last week’s announcement that he will impose import duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. Threats of retaliation have raised fears in U.S. agriculture because farm exports are an easy target for foreign governments seeking to push back on U.S. import restrictions. The European Union quickly issued a retaliation list that targeted imports from the United States of steel, apparel, and agriculture goods, including U.S. rice.
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