Entries by Erica Oakley

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U.S. Wheat Associates Welcomes Formal Trade Talks with Japan

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is excited to hear that the Trump Administration and the Japanese government are taking formal steps toward trade negotiations. The announcement today to “further expand trade and investment between the United States and Japan in a mutually beneficial manner” has the potential to eliminate a dangerous vulnerability for […]

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Turkey Should Not Retain GSP Preferences Without Fixes on Flour Subsidies

ARLINGTON, Virginia – An on-going series of policies that disrupts global demand for U.S. wheat and does not comply with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules should disqualify Turkey for eligibility under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) testified to that effect at a hearing Sept. 26, 2018, held by the […]

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NAWG and USW Welcome Attention on Trade Policy Risks and Opportunities

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) appreciate the Senate Agriculture Committee holding its “Perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Trade” hearing Sept. 13, 2018, focused on the Trump Administration’s trade agenda. The organizations are encouraged that Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow, as well as the members of […]

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U.S. Wheat Associates Welcomes NAFTA Breakthrough and Market Development Investment

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) believes today’s breakthrough in NAFTA negotiations with Mexico and the announcement that the trade dispute aid package for U.S. agriculture includes new funding for export market development are welcome news for U.S. wheat growers.   “We are glad to see progress toward a renegotiated NAFTA that builds on […]

U.S. Wheat Associates Welcomes New Colleague in Tokyo

TOKYO, Japan — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Tokyo announces that Ms. Makiko Ochi has joined the staff as Program Assistant/Accountant. Ms. Ochi will replace Ms. Sadako Ishida who plans to retire in late September 2018 after many years working with USW to promote U.S. wheat exports to Japan.   “We are very pleased Ms. Ochi […]

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Wheat Organizations Continue to Support an End to Trade War as Administration Offers Help for Farmers

ARLINGTON, Virginia — The Trump Administration announced today that it would provide $12 billion to help farmers cope with the results of the current trade dispute ignited by new U.S. tariffs. U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are glad that the Administration recognizes farming as a risky business and […]

Staff Promotions in Hong Kong and Beijing

Hong Kong — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has promoted Ms. Shirley Lu to Country Director, China, and Ms. Kaiwen Wu to Market Specialist China. Ms. Lu is based in USW’s North Asia Regional Office in Hong Kong and Ms. Wu is based in the USW Beijing office. The changes follow the retirement earlier this year […]