Thailand

April 15, 2022 AG GROUPS ENCOURAGE USDA TO MOVE FORWARD WITH RULE ON GENE EDITINGNPPC this week joined 10 other agricultural organizations in sending a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that expressed continued support for USDA’s effort to develop a “modern” regulatory structure for gene editing in livestock. The groups pointed out that gene editing can…

CALIFORNIA COURT DELAYS IMPLEMENTATION OF PROPOSITION 12The Superior Court in Sacramento Co., CA, this week delayed enforcement of the state’s Proposition 12 prohibition on the sale in California of pork from hogs born to sows raised anywhere in housing that does not meet the state’s arbitrary standards. Several California business groups, including the Hispanic Chamber…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 1, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced it is suspending $817 million in trade preferences for Thailand under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program because the country hasn’t made sufficient progress providing the United States with “equitable and reasonable market access” for pork products. The decision follows a 2018 petition…

Washington, D.C., May 21, 2018 – Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Virachai Plasai, ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, calling for the removal of restrictions on imports of U.S. farm products, including U.S. pork. The bipartisan letter – signed by 44 members and sponsored by Representatives…

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17, 2018 – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has agreed with a request from the National Pork Producers Council to review Thailand’s eligibility for the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program because of that country’s failure to provide access to its market for U.S. products, including pork. NPPC,…

Thailand sends a lot of products to the United States under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which gives duty-free treatment to goods coming into the country. In fact, the southeast Asian nation is the second largest recipient of GSP benefits, with $3.9 billion of GSP-eligible products exported to the United States in 2016. The…