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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 338

Posts Tagged ‘imports’

The U.S./China market

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 gennaio 2011

Washington, D.C., December 31, 2010 – “The U.S. Grains Council has a 25 year history of market development and capacity building programs in China and values the U.S./China market and trade relationship.  China is a critical partner in trade and an important market for the United States.  “China’s investigation of U.S. DDGS imports is surprising and could be disruptive to trade. China’s unusual  market and supply volatility over the last two years has resulted in new global trade flows. As trade flows  change, it should perhaps not be surprising there would be an adjustment period in response to unprecedented demand.  “The United States takes pride in being a reliable supplier of high-quality feed and food grains and its ability to rapidly respond to global market demands.  “The mission of the U.S. Grains Council is to help keep markets open and support the free flow of goods. The  Council looks forward to continuing the strong trade relationship with buyers and end-users of U.S. goods in  China and encourages a positive resolution to the investigation.”
The U.S. Grains Council is a private, non-profit partnership of farmers and agribusinesses committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. barley, corn, grain sorghum and their products. The Council is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has 10 international offices that oversee programs in more than 50 countries. Financial support from our private industry members, including state checkoffs, agribusinesses, state entities and others, triggers federal matching funds from the USDA resulting in a combined program value of more than $28.3 million.  The U.S. Grains Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital/family status. Persons with disabilities, who require alternative means for communication of program information, should contact the U.S. Grains Council.

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Against Asian Imports

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 dicembre 2010

Washington, Dc President Obama met with major U.S. union bosses at the White House in an effort to quell their dissatisfaction with his support of contentious tax cut extensions. But what wasn’t discussed between the two parties is a little-known secret of theirs that has been quietly brewing in Washington – a coordinated effort to keep high-quality, low- cost pulp and paper exports out of the American marketplace. This scheming has been detailed by the Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP) in the recent report Empires of Collusion; and CAGP continues to condemn this anti-trade and anti-consumer meddling behind closed doors.
“When the first U.S. national labor group was formed in 1866, it took up the honest and noble goal of looking after the little guy. But centuries later, unions have grown so powerful that they are now their very own special interest group, one that often sides with large industries against the very people they originally pledged to protect. On the surface, President Obama and the big union bosses may have been discussing the Bush-era tax cuts last week, but what the media did not report is the secret collusion between Obama’s political cronies and these unions, which aims to stifle trade generally and stop Asian paper imports specifically,” said Frontiers of Freedom President George Landrith, a member of CAGP.
Joining these liberal policymakers and powerful unions in the “Empires of Collusion” are increasingly-uncompetitive U.S. paper businesses, such as Sappi and New Page, who are continually threatened by competition from abroad. Together, these parties are working to serve their own interests – votes, jobs and profits – all at the expense of the American consumer who is faced with higher prices for countless paper goods every day due to this collusion. And to round out this empire, radical environmental groups, long at odds with labor unions, have joined the fray to pursue their misguided agenda in Southeast Asia.
Landrith continued, “What you have happening here is congressmen and unions trying to protect constituents’ jobs, faltering businesses attempting to stay in the black, and biased NGOs seeing a great opportunity to lodge their baseless attacks against Asian suppliers of pulp and paper. These are the “Empires of Collusion”. Left out in the cold, however, are average American consumers dependent on affordable products and the millions of workers in Asia whose jobs these products sustain. CAGP has warned before and we warn again: these desperate special interests will stop at nothing to stick it to American consumers and workers in the developing world.”

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