Agriculture & Food Safety

Dear USCBC members following agriculture and food safety:

Tariff escalation between the US and China is continuing to affect trade in billions of dollars of agricultural products. On May 13, in response to a US tariff hike, China increased tariffs on $60 billion of US goods which include a number of agricultural products. On the same day, China announced that it would be establishing a process to exclude certain products from tariffs on US imports, signaling that they are preparing to...

Dear USCBC members following agriculture and food safety:
 
As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources in both English and Chinese, we collected a number of recent policy and news developments related to agriculture and food safety.
 
The ongoing US-China trade negotiations continue to leave a shroud of uncertainty over bilateral agricultural trade, which remains crippled by steep tariffs. Talks are reported to cover large purchases of...

Dear USCBC members following agriculture and food safety:

As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources in both English and Chinese, we collected a number of recent policy and news developments related to agriculture and food safety. In US-China agriculture trade, the meeting between the US and Chinese presidents may have major implications for agricultural trade, although uncertainty remains around what this means for Chinese tariffs on US agriculture products...

Chinese Government Restructuring Plans; New Chinese Tariffs on $60 Billion in US Goods; USDA Offers Details on Tariff Relief; Swine Fever Hits China

Dear USCBC members following agriculture and food safety:
 
China began a government restructuring effort back in March to improve the effectiveness of their bureaucracy and increase central control. In the past months, the new government agencies have finalized their plans for their specific responsibilities, internal departmental...

Dear USCBC members following agriculture and food safety:
 
As I am sure you are aware, Chinese tariffs on $34 billion in US goods went into effect on July 6 shortly after the United States imposed tariffs on Chinese imports of equal value. The tariffs cover nearly all US agricultural exports to China, as well as automobiles and auto parts, and could have a serious long-term impact on the market share of US agricultural products in China.
 
The US-China Business...

Dear members following agriculture and food safety,
 
This update is a bit lengthy since a lot has happened in the US-China agriculture space over the past month and change. It begins with an update on how developments in US-China trade are affecting agriculture, followed by summaries of a variety of recent agriculture and food safety-related issues.
 
US-China Agricultural Trade Update: Deal to Increase US Exports to China Appears Unlikely as Both Sides Prepare to...

Dear USCBC members following agriculture and food safety:
 
It has certainly been an eventful month in the US-China trade relationship, especially for the agricultural sector. As one of the US’ largest categories of exports to China and one of the few areas where the US maintains a trade surplus with China, US agriculture has always been particularly vulnerable to bilateral trade tensions. Just in the past month, we have seen China propose retaliatory tariffs that would hit...

Dear USCBC members following agriculture and food safety:
 
As many of you are well aware, the National People’s Congress passed a sweeping government restructuring plan this past month that affects many of the regulators related to agriculture and food safety. I have included an additional section in this month’s update detailing some of these changes.
 
We would be interested to hear from you which regulators you have historically found easier to work with and...

Dear USCBC members following agriculture and food safety:
 
We are excited to announce that the agriculture industry update will be expanding to cover food safety issues as well! Agriculture and food safety are closely linked, since the safety of food products starts at the farm. Going forward, this update will have an agriculture section and a food safety section with relevant news and policy developments in each area. I encourage you to read both, since there is significant...

Dear USCBC members following the agriculture industry:
 
As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources in both English and Chinese, we recently came across a number of policy and news developments related to agriculture:
 

US Wins WTO Ruling Against China on Chicken Tariffs MOA Estimates Increase in Farming Costs as Fertilizer Prices Rise China’s COFCO Faces Challenges Integrating International Acquisitions Amid Global Ambitions State Council...
Dear USCBC members interested in the agriculture industry:  
As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we recently came across a number of policy and news developments related to agriculture:

State Council to Further Promote Green Agriculture
PBOC Makes Cuts to Benefit Small Businesses and Agriculture Sector
China’s Grain Yield Projected to Surpass 600 Billion kg in 2017
China’s Water Transfer Project Diverts 10bn Cubic Meters of Water...

Dear USCBC members interested in the agriculture industry:  
As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we recently came across a number of policy and news developments related to agriculture:

State Council to Further Promote Green Agriculture
PBOC Makes Cuts to Benefit Small Businesses and Agriculture Sector
China’s Grain Yield Projected to Surpass 600 Billion kg in 2017
China’s Water Transfer Project Diverts 10bn Cubic Meters of Water...

Dear USCBC members interested in the agriculture industry:

As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we recently came across a number of policy and news developments related to agriculture:

Alcohol Imports Decline During 2017 Q1

MOA Issues Notice on Key Transparency Tasks in 2017

MOA Establishes Veterinary Drug Surplus and Resistance Control Committee

MOF Decreases VAT...

Dear USCBC members interested in the agriculture industry:

 

As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we recently came across a number of policy and news developments related to agriculture:

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Dear USCBC members interested in the agriculture industry:

 

As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we recently came across a number of policy and news developments related to agriculture:

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As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we recently came across a number of policy and news developments related to agriculture:

107 Standards on Food Chemicals Issued
China to Further Promote Farm Product Processing Industry
82 Standards on Food Issued
Development Plan for Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Issued
Guidance Document for Agricultural PPP Issued
Central Economic Work Conference Held in Beijing

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Dear USCBC members interested in the agriculture industry:

 

As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we recently came across a number of policy and news developments related to agriculture:

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Dear USCBC members interested in the agriculture industry:

 

As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we recently came across a number of policy and news developments related to agriculture:

 

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