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Trump, Abe Tout Progress on Limited Trade Deal Lowering Tariffs

Donald Trump and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe touted progress toward a limited trade agreement on Wednesday.
Sep 25, 2019 by Bloomberg #Trade, #Japan

China adds to fruit tariffs

The hits keep on coming for U.S. fruit exporters.
Aug 27, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Trade, #Apples, #China

Packer Insight — Retail and trade topics at USApple conference

The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the highlights from the recent U.S. Apple Association conference, including conversations around retail and trade.

Packer Insight — Mexican tomato agreement

The Packer's editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the details of the new agreement on Mexican tomatoes.

Sweet potatoes leading in export growth

Global sweet potato promotion is growing southern U.S. sweet potato exports.

UPDATED: USTR delays some tariffs on Chinese goods

(UPDATED, Aug. 14) Sparking a 400-point rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the United States Trade Representative said Aug. 13 the U.S. will delay tariffs on some imports from China until Dec. 15.

Mexican growers express frustration with negotiations

With a hint of possible trade retaliation against U.S. agricultural imports, Mexican industry leaders have warned that the current proposal from the U.S. create a new tomato suspension agreement is unacceptable.

What's next for Brexit?

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union almost 3 years ago. Two dates by when we should have left the EU have since passed. The latest of these is now set for the end of October.

USDA lays out plan for growers hit by tariffs, trade barriers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to purchase up to $236.6 million of fresh fruits and vegetables through one of three programs designed to help growers affected by tariffs and trade barriers.
Jul 29, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Trade, #China

New Commerce proposal shows promise, Florida tomato group says

A new Department of Commerce proposal for a tomato suspension agreement with Mexican tomato growers is a “good starting point” to resume negotiations, according to the Florida Tomato Exchange.