• Mexico May Move Forward with Viet Nam Trade Deal

    Feb 02, 2017
    According to press reports, the government of Mexico may move forward with bi-lateral trade deals with many of the countries that participated in the now defunct Trans Pacific Partnership, including Viet Nam.
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  • 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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  • Mexico to Eliminate Rice Import Duties Under TPP

    Nov 06, 2015
    Yesterday's release of the Trans Pacific Partnership text confirms what many have speculated - Mexico has agreed to eliminate all tariffs on rice imports from other TPP partners.
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  • U.S. Releases Full TPP Text

    Nov 05, 2015
    Today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released the full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) which was concluded on October 5.
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  • World Market Price Subcommittee: PLC Payment Timelines and Trade

    Oct 21, 2015
    This morning, the World Market Price Subcommittee (WMP) met here with representatives from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Economic Research Service (ERS), and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to discuss a variety of issues in the global rice trade affecting the U.S. rice industry.
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  • USDA Posts TPP Information

    Oct 07, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodCommodity Fact Sheets showing the market access impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement are now available on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website. (www.fas.usda.gov/tpp).
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  • Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Reached

    Oct 05, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodTrade Ministers from 12 countries, including the United States, announced in Atlanta this morning the conclusion of trade negotiations under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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  • No Conclusion Yet in TPP Negotiations

    Oct 02, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodWhat many hoped would be the final round of negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being held up by several unresolved issues including market access for U.S. rice.
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  • USA Rice Briefs House Agriculture Committee Staff

    Sep 10, 2015
    USA Rice COO Bob Cummings joined representatives from the dairy and sugar industries on Tuesday for a briefing on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the House Agriculture committee. The briefing, for the agriculture staff of individual Committee Members, was in preparation for a meeting between the Committee and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman the following day which was held in executive session.
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  • TPP Ministerial Yields No Agreement

    Aug 03, 2015
    Trade ministers from twelve countries met for several days here last week, but failed to reach agreement on the broad and far reaching Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
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