Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Bill Tomson

Bill Tomson

Bill Tomson
Senior Trade Editor

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US to open borders to more sugar imports

There won’t likely be enough sugar in the U.S. market to comfortably supply all the bakers, candy makers and food manufacturers that need it at a reasonable price, so USDA will soon be announcing a plan to allow for more imports, the department announced Friday.
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Pelosi: Enforcement deal on USMCA ‘imminent’

House Democrats and the Trump administration are close to striking a deal on enforcing labor standards in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the principal remaining issue that is yet to be resolved before a House vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.
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China lifts ban on US poultry

China is lifting its four-year ban on U.S. poultry, opening the way for hundreds of millions of dollars of U.S. exports and demonstrating a further thaw in U.S.-China trade relations.
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China: Trade war tariffs to be cut

U.S. and Chinese negotiators have agreed to eliminate some tariffs “in phases” as talks continue to finalize a partial Phase One trade deal, a spokesman for China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday at a press conference in Beijing.
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The US can sell billions more in ag to China

President Donald Trump and White House officials insist that China will be buying $40 billion to 50 billion worth of U.S. agricultural products annually over the next couple of years, if the countries nail down a trade deal in the coming weeks, but the question is whether U.S. farmers, processors and exporters could meet that challenge.
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