Agriculture

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U.S. Ambassador to China Comments on U.S.-China Relations and Agriculture Trade

At the recent U.S. – China High Level Agricultural Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns offered his thoughts on U.S.-China relations broadly and on agriculture trade specifically.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Commerce Department Adviser Discuss China Trade Issues

At the 98th USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum Virtual Event, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked briefly today about China trade issues as they relate to agriculture, and then spoke in depth with Commerce Department senior adviser Elizabeth Economy more generally about the role of China in the world, in terms of

China Issues New Rules for Gene-Edited Crops and GMOs, Paving the Path for Commercialization

China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) recently issued the provisional rules for gene-edited plants for agricultural purposes. In addition, the MARA finalized some changes to regulations governing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These changes have been seen as signs of China moving closer to allowing commercial production of GMOs.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Testifies on Chinese Land Purchases, Phase One Deal Enforcement

At a House Agriculture Committee hearing on January 20, the questions from members of Congress for Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack touched on a couple China-related issues: Chinese purchases of U.S. farmland and enforcement of the Phase One trade deal.

China Starts Expiry Reviews of Trade Remedies on U.S. Dried Grains

China's trade remedy bureau recently announced that it would start an expiry review of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on U.S. distiller's dried grains with or without solubles (DDGs), which had reached the end of their original period.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Comments on Phase One Deal

In remarks yesterday to the the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offered some thoughts on China's compliance with the Phase One trade agreement and the Biden administration's approach to enforcing it going forward.
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China Suspends Pork and Beef Imports from the UK, Mongolia, and Haiti

China’s Customs agency recently announced that it would suspend imports of some beef products from the United Kingdom and Mongolia, as well as some pork products from Haiti, due to sanitary concerns. All three documents were issued on September 29 and took effect immediately. According to one announcement (link
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