(UPDATED, Aug. 14) Sparking a 400-point rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the United States Trade Representative said Aug. 13 the U.S. will delay tariffs on some imports from China until Dec. 15.
The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of the big stories of the week, from the latest in China trade and tomato drama to the grocery ambitions of Amazon.
Potato industry leader Dan Moss voiced support for immediate Congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and expanded potato trade with China at a White House trade event May 23.
DENVER — With his end-of-July retirement date rapidly approaching, John Keeling appeared at the 2019 Potatoes Annual Meeting for the last time as executive vice president and CEO of the National Potato Council.
Trade sources worry that U.S. exporters of fruit and other commodities may face inspection delays and other non-tariff barriers after the latest round of tariffs imposed on China by the Trump administration.
Trade tension intensified this week as the U.S. attempted to pressure China into ceasing what President Donald Trump describes as unfair trade practices, including the theft of intellectual property and technology.