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MIKE ESPY — Ag tariffs: We should be careful what we ask for

Military wars are dangerous, expensive, and as we have seen in the decades old conflict in Afghanistan- can be quite lengthy, but in the end America will win. However, when the conflict concerns international trade, the same cannot be said, because in trade wars the outcome cannot be confidently predicted. As a unified nation, the force of our military, more ...

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Senators want challenge to proposed Mexican duties on U.S. poultry

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are encouraging U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk to challenge new duties proposed by Mexico on imported U.S. poultry. Cochran and Wicker are among 16 Senators who last week sent a letter to Kirk that states the lawmakers’ concern with antidumping charges levied by Mexico on U.S. poultry, specifically chicken ...

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Neyart uneasy about import fees on solar panels

Tom Neyhart, president of Green Grants LLC, a New Orleans solar installation firm, said it’s too early to tell what impact a recent U.S. Commerce Department decision to levy import fees on solar panels made in China will have on his business. But he can’t help but feel uneasy about the decision. Green Grants works mostly with low- to middle-income ...

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Shrimp association applauds release of antidumping funds

BILOXI — The American Shrimp Processors Association is welcoming the release of withheld duty funds to the domestic shrimp industry. According to the ASPA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be distributing tariffs collected on unfairly traded imports that had been withheld from domestic producers for more than four years pending the resolution of litigation challenging the law(Continued Dumping and ...

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Senators pushing for continued duties on imported shrimp

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) recently testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that existing antidumping duties must be extended to promote an even playing field for U.S. shrimpers “besieged by unfair foreign imports.” The ITC is in the process of determining whether conditions within the U.S. shrimp industry warrant the continuation or ...

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Rail tariffs draw opposition

BUDE — Officials with American Railcar Industries and Franklin County are asking help to combat a new train car tariff imposed by the operator of the Brookhaven-to-Natchez line. The tariff is being imposed by Natchez Railway LLC, based in Salt Lake City. It acquired the 66-mile Brookhaven-to-Natchez route in 2009. ARI, a railroad car repair and refurbishing company in Bude, ...

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