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Kentucky Distillery will Produce and Donate Hand-Sanitizer

Rabbit Hole Distillery is one of four nationwide that will change from making bourbon at all of their manufacturing sites to produce and donate hand sanitizer to aid in the fight against COVID-19.   Read the Press Release Categories Uncategorized Archives Archives Select Month March 2020 February 2020 October 2019 September 2019 August 2019 July…

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China Exports Rebounding, Western Ports Feeling COVID-19 Impact

China’s ports are again pushing out thousands of containers that were stranded at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak. The buildup left a big shortfall in cargo at ports in the U.S. and Europe which created a shortage of empty containers needed to ship product and supplies. U.S. and European ports have generally been operating…

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US Distillers in Need of Aid

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA), New York State Distillers Guild (NYSDG), American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), and the Distilled Spirits Council of the US (Discus) have called on Senator Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer to aid distillers through an economic relief package. They are urging Congress to provide components to distillers that include tax relief…

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US Trade Deal Objectives are Fully Outlined

The trade deal is expected to increase transatlantic trade flows. The Department for International Trade believes this will increase the UK’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) with ceramics, cars, food, drink and professional services. Objectives for the talks will include increasing the flow of goods, services and investment, and technological developments. The top priority will be…

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China Lowering Port Fees to Increase Trade

China’s government is suspending or reducing some port fees from March 1st to June 30th. This will save costs for importers and to encourage more international trade as the country recovers from the coronavirus (COVID-19).   Read the Press Release Categories Uncategorized Archives Archives Select Month March 2020 February 2020 October 2019 September 2019 August…

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US-UK Trade Talk: Agriculture Playing an Important Role

The United Kingdom now free from the European Union, published negotiating objectives for a free trade agreement with the U.S. and improving agriculture imports and exports will be key during talks.   Read the Press Release Categories Uncategorized Archives Archives Select Month March 2020 February 2020 October 2019 September 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June…

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Farmers in Some States are Benefiting from Trade War

Farmers mostly in the Midwest benefit from the impact of the retaliatory Chinese tarrifs are weighted against the Trump administrations trade war payments to farmers. President Trump has raised the possibility of MFP (Market Facilitation Program) payments this year if trade deals, such as the Phase One agreement with China, fail to pay off quickly…

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