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White House issues ultimatum to S. Africa on AGOA

President Obama put South Africa on notice last week that the U.S. will suspend benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) unless South Africa makes progress toward eliminating import barriers on U.S. poultry, pork and beef.

In notifications sent Thursday to the South African government and to Congress, Obama gave South Africa 60 days to meet certain benchmarks with respect to meat and poultry imports, after which he threatened to cut agricultural benefits under AGOA, and suspend duty-free treatment of all AGOA-eligible agricultural imports from South Africa.

See more in the Nov. 9 edition of MondayLine.

U.S. poultry, egg exports remain in doldrums

Combined U.S. poultry and egg exports through the third quarter of 2015 decreased by 21.9 percent in value compared to the same period a year earlier, as the impact of trade bans linked to highly pathogenic avian influenza run their course, according to trade data recently released by the Foreign Agricultural Service.

The value of U.S. poultry and egg exports for January through September reached $3.383 billion, down significantly from a banner year in 2014.

Poultry exports for the period fell by 14.7 percent to 2.63 million metric tons, while value plummeted by 22.9 percent to $3.153 billion, according to FAS data.

See more in the Nov. 9 edition of MondayLine.

Sponsorships for USAPEEC Winter Meeting in D.C. reach $40,000

Friday was the early-bird registration deadline for the USAPEEC Winter Meeting in Washington set for Dec. 7-9 at the Four Seasons hotel. After that date, all registrations will be automatically assessed a $100 late fee.

Almost 200 members and staff have registered for the event, and $40,000 has been received in sponsorships for the event, topping last year’s amount.

An impressive array of speakers has been arranged for the meeting, including Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Darci Vetter, Chief U.S. Veterinary Officer Dr. John Clifford, Rabobank economist Will Sawyer, and Robert de Valk of the Canadian Association of Regulated Importers.

For more info, see the Nov. 9 edition of MondayLine.

USAPEEC Meetings

USAPEEC Winter Meeting
December 7–9, 2015
Washington, D.C.
Four Seasons Hotel - Georgetown

Meeting Registration Deadline is November 6th

Meeting Registration and Sponsorships

Sponsorships Only

Four Seasons - Georgetown

AJC Americold Logistics Butterball COMECARNE Cooper Farms Dakota Provisions Farbest Foods Foster Farms Jennie-O Turkey Store Lamex Lineage Logistics Mar-Jac MetaFoods Mountaire Farms Nordic Logistics & Warehousing OK Foods Prestage Foods Sanderson Farms Simmons Prepared Foods Tyson Urner Barry Vilas & Co.

What's New

USAPEEC does not buy or sell poultry or eggs. However, it does facilitate the process between buyers and sellers, in order to accomplish its stated mission of helping to increase exports of U.S. poultry and egg products in the international marketplace. This section is devoted to helping buyers find sellers of specific products. Here, the buyer can request product information and learn more about available products through poultry and egg buyers guides.


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