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07/26/17 - US Poultry Industry Weighs in on NAFTA Renegotiation

In a recent letter to the current administration, the North American Agriculture and Trade Coalition referred to the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) as a “bonanza for American Agriculture.” The National Chicken Council (NCC), USA Poultry & Egg Export … Read More >

07/26/17 - US Poultry Producers Praise Senate’s Call Reopening Chicken and Turkey Exports to China

WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of 37 Senators led by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) today wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue calling for the swift reopening of the Chinese market after exports of … Read More >

06/15/17 - NCC Statement on USDA Proposed Rule to Allow Importation of Cooked Chicken from China

Attributable to National Chicken Council President Mike Brown:  “NCC and our members support free and fair trade.  In order to be effective, free trade must operate as a two-way street.  Any country that is able to meet the stringent food … Read More >

06/13/17 - NAFTA a Boon for US Poultry Exports, Say Top US Poultry Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a recent letter to the current administration, the North American Agriculture and Trade Coalition referred to the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) as a “bonanza for American Agriculture.”   The National Chicken Council (NCC), USA Poultry … Read More >

05/12/17 - NCC Statement on US-China Preliminary Trade Agreement on Beef, Poultry

“This announcement is a positive development and a testament to the administration’s work to break down some of the existing obstacles that have been preventing U.S. chicken from regaining access to the Chinese market,” said National Chicken Council President Mike … Read More >

05/10/16 - US to Challenge China at WTO over Chicken Duties

National Chicken Council, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council Applaud USTR Announcement Washington, D.C. – “The U.S. chicken industry applauds today’s announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman that USTR will request that the World Trade Organization take action against … Read More >

01/14/16 - US Poultry Producers Outline Possible Economic Benefits of TPP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. poultry producers today used a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing to both express support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to highlight mixed experiences with past free trade agreement negotiations. National Chicken Council President Mike … Read More >

01/07/16 - US – South Africa Reach Agreement to Resume US Chicken Exports

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The U.S. chicken industry applauds an announcement today by Office of the U.S. Trade Representative that the United States and South Africa have reached a definitive agreement to allow U.S. chicken producers to resume exports of U.S. … Read More >

12/07/15 - WTO Approves $1 Billion in Tariffs in Retaliation against US Meat Labeling Rules

National Chicken Council urges Congress to repeal ‘Country-of-Origin Labeling’ law to avoid retaliation WASHINGTON, D.C. – The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled today that Canada and Mexico can slap more than $1 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation … Read More >

11/17/15 - NCC, USAPEEC Statement on Signing of US-South Africa Poultry Veterinary Trade Protocol

Attributable to Mike Brown, president, National Chicken Council and Jim Sumner, president, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council: “We applaud the progress that has been made and support the regionalized approach to avian influenza as outlined in the Poultry Veterinary Trade … Read More >

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