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Non-Tariff Trade Barriers an Unfortunate Growing Pain in Southeast Asia

Non-Tariff Trade Barriers an Unfortunate Growing Pain in Southeast Asia

Feb/March 2016 | Global Connection | Kevin Roepke

Southeast Asia will have to embrace genuine trade liberalization, in all aspects — sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures and import authorizations, in addition to tariff removals — if it wishes to see its full potential for food security and economic prosperity. Currently, non-tariff trade barriers (NTTBs) are becoming the norm, as nations are willing to liberalize on paper, but not on the ground. 

Quality Counts

Quality Counts

January 2016 | Global Connection | Kurt Shultz

Our customers around the world want to understand what happened throughout the U.S. crop year and how that impacted the quality of the U.S. grains available for them to buy. With the U.S. Grains Council’s Corn Harvest Quality Report and Corn Export Cargo Quality Report — and through the face-to-face meetings that help present them to customers — we are helping U.S. agriculture maintain its premium brand in the global marketplace. 

Building A Market From The Ground Up

Building A Market From The Ground Up

Oct/Nov 2015 | Global Connection | Alvaro Cordero

 The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) job is to increase the value of trade for both our members and those who buy our products all around the globe. Since it was founded, the Council has created tailored programs that meet individual countries’ cultures and needs.