Trade Issues

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 [...]

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

September 13th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

August 9th, 2016|

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 [...]