Current Issues

DSG Update: Senate Ag Committee Votes on CFTC Commissioner Nominations

Thursday, 29 SEP:  Today, the Senate Ag Committee met off of the Senate floor to vote on the nominations of Christopher Brummer and Brian Quintenz to become CFTC Commissioners.  Both nominees were reported favorably by the Committee (unanimous voice vote) and will be placed on the Senate Executive Calendar for consideration by the full Senate, the [...]

Chairman Conaway Applauds Initiation of Enforcement Action Against China’s Agriculture Subsidies

TUESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2016 Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) joined U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in announcing the U.S. has launched a new trade enforcement action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) as a result [...]

All U.S. cotton entering China must be fumigated for Zika virus

ACSA has learned recently of the requirement to fumigate all US cotton entering China due to Zika virus. Earlier this year several Latin American countries were required by the Chinese CIQ to fumigate their cotton entering the PRC. Yuan Associates office has provided the information below from the Chinese Department of Supervision on Health Quarantine [...]

China Cotton Market Report-July 2016

In June, China imported 332,884 bales (72,477 MT) of cotton, a decrease of 7.36 percent month-on-month (m/m), and a decrease of 55.2 percent year-on-year (y/y). The total value of cotton imports in June was USD 123.47 million, a decrease of 3.92 percent m/m and a decrease of 57.70 percent y/y. The U.S. was ranked as [...]

CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo Keynote Address At ACSA

Keynote Address of CFTC Commissioner J

DSG SUMMARY POSITION LIMITS SUPPLEMENTAL PROPOSAL

TUESDAY, 2016 MAY 31 - DELTA STRATEGY GROUP: On May 26, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) voted unanimously to issue for public comment a supplement to its December 2013 position limits proposal.  Please find attached a summary of the supplemental proposal prepared by Delta Strategy Group.  The summary includes: General background and important aspects [...]