USGC, USSEC Reiterate Support For NAFTA During Buyers Conference In Mexico

quote from Kim Atkins from buyers conference in Mexico

Leaders of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) called for the continuation of strong partnerships built under the framework of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other Western Hemisphere free trade agreements while at a joint regional buyers conference this month in Mexico.

Video: Colombia, Peru Hold Potential For Increased U.S. Feed Grains Sales

Following the release of the Outlook Colombia 2030 report showcasing the significant opportunity for U.S. grain exports to Colombia in the coming decades, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) staff traveled throughout Colombia and Peru to examine the potential demand and determine the best paths forward to develop these two markets.

USGC Releases Colombia 2030 Report; Examines Potential In Colombian, Peruvian Markets

Colombia’s feed imports are likely to continue to expand significantly faster than historical trends have suggested, according to a new U.S. Grains Council (USGC) report on market development opportunities in there. 

The findings in the report, known as Outlook Colombia 2030, were released this week to the country's top feed, poultry and livestock industry executives in conjunction with a USGC mission examining growth opportunities for U.S. coarse grains and co-products to Colombia and Peru.

Other key conclusions of the report included:

Recent Sales to Peru Highlight Importance Of Trade Agreements

This week’s U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Chart of Note illustrates Peru’s continued interest in purchasing U.S. corn, with its entire duty-free quota filled this year on March 26.

This quota was negotiated under the U.S.-Peru trade promotion agreement (PTPA), which has been instrumental in boosting bilateral trade in food and agricultural products since it went into force on Feb. 1, 2009.

USGC Quality Report Outreach Builds Rapport with Key Buyers in Colombia, Peru

Colombia Peru Rollout 1

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) presented the findings of its 2014/2015 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report to eager audiences in Colombia and Peru this week. These two countries both have such a large demand for U.S. corn that Peru filled their 2015 TRQ in just one week’s, and Colombia has filled 90 percent of its TRQ in just five months. Despite this, both countries' interest in purchasing U.S. corn has remained strong.

U.S.-Peruvian Trade Agreement Creates Favorable Trade Environment for U.S. Corn


The U.S.-Peru trade promotion agreement (PTPA) has been instrumental in boosting bilateral trade in food and agricultural products since it went into force on Feb. 1, 2009, including spurring new sales of U.S. commodity corn, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report released April 8.


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