December Report from Yuan and Associates

  • December report from Yuan and Associates including 2019 YTD.
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  • In December, Madam Gao Fang was promoted to President of China Cotton Association. 
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  • We have recently been in contact with by the Cotton Quality Supervision Division of State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) of China.  The Cotton Division is a newly established division after China’s government reshuffle in 2018. Their focus is on domestic cotton quality supervision, while the Department of Commodity Inspection of GACC remains in charge of the import inspection of cotton. Although they are not directly involved in imported cotton quality control, China’s future policy is to adapt same quality requirements and standards for both domestic and imported cotton, therefore, they are keen to learn the advanced experiences from the US cotton industry. One direct link with the imported cotton is that the division is responsible for the measures and guiding the government-run testing for the cotton to be put into the national reserves.

According to Yuan and Associates, we believe they are “nice-to-have” government allies for the US cotton in the long run. Sharing our experiences and expertise in cotton quality control framework and policies will enable the US cotton industry to have more influence if/when the division reviews and updates domestic requirements.

They will be sending a 2-4-person delegation led by their Director General to the 2020 ACSA Convention.  As we get closer, we will build specific time and agenda for the ACSA Board of Directors to engage with them.

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Reconciliation Package Update

September 14th, 2021

See the update below for a comprehensive review of the reconciliation process. Update Here

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Yesterday, Representative David Scott (D-GA), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Representative Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA), the sole cotton state Democrat on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry wrote a letter to Secretary […]

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Yesterday, the House Transportation Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing entitled “Impacts of Shipping Container Shortages, Delays, and Increased Demand on the North American Supply Chain.”  The hearing featured two panels: the first panel included Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) Chairman Daniel Maffei and Commissioner Rebecca Dye, and the second […]

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