17 01, 2020

Senate Passes USMCA

By | January 17th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

On January 16th the U.S. Senate passed the USMCA Implementing Act/H.R. 5430 by an 89-10 vote. H.R. 5430 will now go to President Trump to be signed into law. The USMCA will go into force 30 days after the president notifies Congress upon Mexico and Canada each taking the necessary measures to comply with the [...]

17 01, 2020

President Signs Phase One Agreement with China

By | January 17th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

The Trump administration achieved a significant policy objective on Wednesday when the President and the Vice Premier of China signed the Phase One Trade agreement. As previously noted in previous market memo’s, China has agreed to purchase at least $40 billion annually over two years of U.S. agricultural products. In exchange, the Trump Administration has [...]

9 01, 2020


By | January 9th, 2020|Categories: Pesticides, Trade|0 Comments

The California Citrus Quality Council (CCQC) is contacting the industry to provide information on how to comply with China and Korea export protocols. China Growers should apply a fungicide application of either copper or an approved alternative, to acreage destined for export to China in Districts 1, 2, and 3, with the exception of Imperial [...]

9 01, 2020

NEWS BRIEF: Congress Advances USMCA

By | January 9th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee approved the US Mexico Canada Agreement by a vote of 25-3. The Senate Budget Committee and Environment and Public Works Committee are expected to vote on the agreement early next week, followed by the Senate Commerce and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committees. Finally, the Senate Appropriations and [...]

26 12, 2019

US House of Representatives passes USMCA with Overwhelming Support

By | December 26th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

On December 19, 2019, the United States House of Representatives passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). USMCA is a signature trade agreement of the Trump Administration and will be extremely beneficial for the California citrus industry. The trade agreement maintains zero tariffs for citrus exports to Canada, a major US market. The agreement also strengthens [...]

19 12, 2019

United States and China Reach Phase One Trade Agreement

By | December 19th, 2019|Categories: Trade|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On December 13, 2019, the United States and China reached a Phase One Trade agreement. The agreement has not been released publicly and is subject to translation and final editing before it is signed by President Trump, which is expected to be mid-January. “The California citrus industry appreciates the Administration’s efforts to resolve the longstanding [...]

12 12, 2019

Historic Agreement Reached on the USMCA

By | December 12th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

Washington, DC – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued the following statement today on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: “Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, we have reached an historic agreement on the USMCA.  After working with Republicans, Democrats, and many other stakeholders for the past two years we have created a deal that will benefit American [...]

5 12, 2019

Japan Finalizes US Trade Agreement

By | December 5th, 2019|Categories: Trade|0 Comments

This September California Citrus Mutual reported that the United States had struck a new market access agreement with Japan. The agreement was not subject to Congressional approval; we have been awaiting approval by the Japanese National Diet. On December 4, 2019, the Japanese National Diet approved the market access agreement. This is welcome news to [...]

21 11, 2019


By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

The California Citrus Quality Council (CCQC) is contacting California citrus exporters to provide information about the conditions for the reopening of the New Zealand export market. Attached for your information are the new requirements for shipping to New Zealand.  According to APHIS, the market is open. The requirements are extensive, so CCQC would like to [...]

31 10, 2019

China Trade Deal on the Horizon? Congressional Leaders Weigh in on Behalf of Citrus!

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Trade|0 Comments

The last several weeks have brought forth some optimism regarding the trade dispute with China and the retaliatory tariffs that are being levied against citrus and other agricultural products.  On October 11th, President Trump held a press conference to announce a Phase 1 agreement with China.  That deal, subject to final documentation, is that China [...]