Category Archives: International Trade

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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 >

11/05/15 - US to suspend African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits to South Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama today sent notifications to Congress and to South Africa indicating that he intends to suspend benefits to South African agricultural products under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for failure to meet the eligibility … Read More >

11/05/15 - White House Releases Text of TPP; US Chicken Industry Throws Support behind Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House this morning posted the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, prompting the start of a public review process of the deal between Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the … Read More >

10/05/15 - NCC Statement on Conclusion of TPP Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Chicken Council (NCC) President Mike Brown released the following statement about the conclusion today of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Atlanta: “NCC applauds U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and his team of negotiators for their years of … Read More >

08/07/15 - NCC President Brown Delivers Testimony at USTR Hearing on South Africa’s AGOA Status

NCC President Mike Brown delivered testimony this morning at a hearing held by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) as part of a congressionally mandated review of whether South Africa should be suspended from the recently renewed African Growth … Read More >

06/24/15 - NCC Applauds Senate Passage of TPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate this afternoon, following the House, voted to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation by a vote of 60-38, sending TPA to the president’s desk for his signature. “NCC applauds the Senate for action and we … Read More >

06/12/15 - House Passes TPA, But Not a Done Deal

The U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, by a vote of 219-211. In a vote immediately preceding TPA, however, the House voted down Trade Assistance Adjustment (TAA), 302-126. Both must pass before going to … Read More >

06/06/15 - US, South Africa Reach Deal on US Chicken Imports

The National Chicken Council and USA Poultry & Egg Export Federation released the following statement in response to the agreement reached by the United States and South Africa to end South African tariffs on U.S. chicken imports: “We’re pleased with … Read More >

06/04/15 - WTO Hands US Poultry Producers Resounding Win in Indian Trade Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today’s announcement by the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body rejecting India’s appeal of its ban on U.S. poultry imports is commended by the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and the National Chicken Council (NCC). … Read More >

04/22/15 - Senate Finance Committee Votes to Hold South Africa Accountable for Blocking US Chicken

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate Committee on Finance earlier today approved unanimously by voice vote language that would put pressure on South Africa to remove unfair limits on American chicken imports. The bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Senator Johnny … Read More >

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