Trade Issues

ITMF Spinners Committee – Country Visit Report to Uzbekistan

January 4th, 2017|

2017 0104: The Country Visit Report to Uzbekistan from October 9-15, 2016 of the ITMF Spinners Committee. Download PDF   

Shipping Performance of USDA Licensed Warehouses

January 4th, 2017|

2017 Jan 3 - Procedures for contacting USDA Kansas City Commodity Office regarding shipping performance of USDA Llicensed Warehouses 1. All submission of complaints on warehouse performance should be directed to: Mr. Timothy Mehl, email:timothy.mehl@kcc.usda.gov [...]

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 [...]

U.S.-CHINA TRADE WAR COULD BE ‘DEVASTATING’ FOR FARMERS, FORMER USDA ECONOMIST SAYS

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 [...]