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Business groups launch coalition to pass new NAFTA

March 1, 2019 – – A new coalition, spearheaded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Association of Manufacturers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is launching to help secure passage of President Trump’s new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. USMCA Coalition is made up of over 200 companies and associations […]

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Japan: Notifies WTO of Revised Difenoconazole Residue Standards

Feb. 19, 2019 – -On February 6, 2019, Japan notified the World Trade Organization of draft amendments to the maximum residue levels (MRL) for the pesticide Difenoconazole via G/SPS/N/JPN/611. The public comment period for the draft will close on April 7, 2019. Interested U.S. parties are encouraged to share their comments and/or concerns with USDA’s […]

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India: Tariff Hike on Certain U.S. Agricultural Products postponed to March 2

Feb. 19, 2019 – -On January 29, 2019, the Government of India’s (GOI) Ministry of Finance (MOF) deferred the implementation date of an increase in the basic custom duty (BCD) on several U.S. agricultural products (i.e. shelled and in-shell almonds, in-shell walnuts, fresh apples, and pulses) until March 2, 2019. To read the full report, […]

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Reauthorization

Feb. 18, 2019 – – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., along with Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, are pleased to announce Senate passage of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act […]

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DWR to Host GSA Forum – Save the Date

Feb. 11, 2019 – -The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will host a free, public Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Forum for GSA members and stakeholders on March 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Sacramento area. The forum will highlight various GSA efforts to facilitate the exchange of ideas, establish professional networks […]

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CA Air Board 2019 Agricultural Tractor and Mobile Equipment Survey

Feb. 11, 2019 – -The California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the support of the California agricultural community, is requesting your participation in a new 2019 agricultural equipment survey. The 2019 agricultural survey covers all mobile agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, balers, agricultural use ATVs and forklifts, and many more. The survey is intended for […]

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US Trade Representative Releases 2018 Reports on China’s and Russia’s WTO Compliance

Feb. 11, 2019 – -As required by law, on February 4, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released reports assessing China’s and Russia’s implementation of their respective World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments. The Week, an Indian publication, reported the USTR report alleges that China’s use of export and import substitution subsidies has been ubiquitous […]

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