Trade Issues

CFTC Re-proposes Position Limits and Finalizes Aggregation Rule

December 6th, 2016|

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) voted unanimously to approve the Position Limits for Derivatives re-proposal, as well as the Aggregation of Positions final rule. The position limits re-proposal comes in response to comment [...]


November 22nd, 2016|

American farmers could be one of the biggest losers if President-elect Donald Trump starts a trade war with China, a former chief economist for the Agriculture Department said today. The United States currently exports about [...]

House Ag Committee Chairman Conaway urges CFTC to Halt Midnight Rulemaking

November 21st, 2016|

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway sent a letter to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad requesting he not move forward on any controversial regulations during the final months of [...]

ICAC Statement of 75th Plenary Meeting

November 4th, 2016|

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) met in Islamabad, Pakistan, from October 30 to November 4, 2016 for its 75th Plenary Meeting since the establishment of the Committee in 1939. The meeting was attended by [...]

Oct 9 Briefing in Shanghai for CCI

October 11th, 2016|

Tuesday, 11 October 2016:  Please find the power point presentation by Mr. Yuan Haiying (Yuan Associates ) presented during  the CCI Quality seminar held in Shanghai October 9th. ACSA members were invited to attend as [...]

DSG Update: Senate Ag Committee Votes on CFTC Commissioner Nominations

September 29th, 2016|

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 [...]