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Confronting The Challenges

gary adams, ncc

What are some major challenges? ■ In late January, the federal government was still shutdown and holding up such U.S. Department of Agriculture functions as direct and guaranteed loans for producers, marketing loans for cotton and other commodities, and sign-up for the Market Facilitation Program. The shutdown also halted the release of weekly cotton sales/shipments data and cotton prices as ... Read More »

Ensuring Ease Of Entry

gary adams, ncc

From NAFTA re-negotiation to China tariffs, the National Cotton Council is communicating with government officials and legislators regarding trade policy issues to ensure the U.S. cotton industry has continued access to key markets. Is the NAFTA re-negotiation acceptable? ▪ The NCC is pleased the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement preserved market access for U.S. cotton exports and ... Read More »

China, U.S. Cotton – A Special Relationship

By Tommy Horton Editor No matter what challenges might exist between the U.S. cotton industry and China, one fact remains clear. Each side needs the other in this crucial economic relationship. That was made obvious last month when textile mill executives from China and Hong Kong participated in a week-long tour of the U.S. Cotton Belt. Represented in the group ... Read More »

China’s Textile Industry Requires Quality Cotton

By Xi Jin Manager of International Cooperation China National Cotton Information Center Beijing, China Surviving Global Competition Chinese textile mills are losing their competitiveness. Soaring costs of production permeate China’s economy. Moreover, as costs have risen for labor, energy and raw materials, environment protection rules and the RMB currency exchange rate have further aggravated the situation. For Chinese textile mills, ... Read More »