Posts Tagged ‘international trade’

Senator ‘encourages’ FDA administrator to start catfish inspections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has encouraged the head of the Food and Drug Administration to work with her federal counterparts to implement a catfish inspection program that ensures foreign imports are safe for consumers. Cochran addressed the catfish inspection issue, as well as impending menu nutrition labeling regulations, during a Senate […] [...]

Sentencing rescheduled for man in Russian poultry case

GULFPORT — A plea hearing has been rescheduled for a man indicted in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. set a new plea date of May 20 for Terry White. White is one of three men indicted […] [...]

MUW launching new global commerce master’s degree

COLUMBUS — This summer Mississippi University for Women will launch its master of science in global commerce program, which will be delivered completely online. Its purpose is to prepare graduates to manage global business operations to the benefit and competitive advantage of companies across the region. Dr. Scott Tollison, dean of the College of Business […] [...]

Cochran supporting Commerce’s decision on imported fish

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is welcoming a U.S. Department of Commerce antidumping decision that he says will give farm-raised catfish producers in Mississippi and the nation “some relief from unfair, low-priced foreign imports.” Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez late last week informed Cochran that the U.S. Department of Commerce […] [...]

Lawmakers want river dredged to handle cargo ships

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Army Corps of Engineers should dredge the Mississippi River deep enough to handle the huge cargo ships expected to use the Panama Canal once its expansion is completed next year, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond say. The Louisiana Democrats have submitted bills to authorize dredging the river […] [...]

Senator backs bill aimed at streamlining natural gas exports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is co-sponsoring legislation to broaden natural gas exports to U.S. allies in order to advance American national security interests. The Expedited LNG for American Allies Act of 2013 (S.192) would require the secretary of energy to allow approve exports of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), […] [...]

MDA leading trade mission to two European countries

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a business development mission to Germany and Poland from May 20-24. MDA invites Mississippi business representatives to participate in the trip, which is designed to connect Mississippi companies looking to expand trade and create business relationships with opportunities in the two markets. “MDA has established contacts […] [...]

State producers bullish on future of peanut crop

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi producers expect peanuts to remain a strong commodity in years to come with a steady global demand and new marketing opportunities. “The demand for peanuts will stay in place because of global economics and population,” said Mike Phillips, plant and soil sciences department head at Mississippi State University. “International markets rely […] [...]

Senators criticize Commerce over catfish import policing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss) say catfish producers in Mississippi and other states are being harmed by the U.S. Department of Commerce not doing enough to stem a flood of imported fish products. Cochran and Wicker have signed a letter to acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank urging her […] [...]

ITC rules domestic shrimpers injured by subsidized imports

BILOXI — The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that there was a reasonable indication that the domestic shrimp industry is injured by subsidized imports of shrimp from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, according to the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI). COGSI filed petitions seeking relief from subsidized shrimp imports on […] [...]

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