NCA Member Alerts
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Recent NCA Member Alerts
Coffee and Health
NCA Submits Comments to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
2/7/2020 - The NCA routinely submits comments to the DGAC backed by the latest peer-reviewed research on coffee and health. This week the NCA, in consultation with the NCA Science Leadership Council (SLC), submitted new comments to further highlight coffee’s popularity and role as a healthy beverage in the American diet.
Help Us Remove Coffee from U.S. Tariff Retaliation List
1/9/2020 - As part of a trade dispute involving Boeing, Airbus, and aircraft manufacturing subsidies, certain coffee exports from Europe to the US have been targeted for retaliation in the form of duties that could range up to 100% of the declared value of the imports. You can help fight these duties by sending a short note to Washington to protest this move.
10/21/2019 - Coffee's challenges and opportunities in 2020 and beyond require ambition and investment at greater scale than ever before. None of us can match that scale alone, which is why NCA is committed to serving as the voice of coffee's future and the future of coffee's voice.
New Tariffs on German Coffee Imports
10/7/2019 - A recent ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the European Union (E.U.) over illegal loan subsidies to Airbus has paved the way for the Trump Administration to impose new duties on about $7.5 billion worth of goods, including some coffee products imported from Germany.
Glyphosate and Coffee
9/27/2019 - You may have seen reporting this morning regarding the detection of small amounts of the widelyused, EPA-approved herbicide glyphosate in green coffee beans. Although the amounts detected were within regulatory limits, this reporting has caused concern for some members.
Update on Proposed Tariffs on E.U. and China Coffee Imports
9/26/2019 - Since early 2019, the NCA has been reporting on the escalation of proposed tariffs and duties assessed against coffee imports. The proposed tariffs are widely seen as retaliatory and made in response to measures imposed by other countries that the U.S. government feels are anticompetitive.
NCA Partners with the Sustainable Coffee Challenge to Launch the Plant Trees. Save Coffee Campaign
9/24/2019 - The NCA is proud to partner with Conservation International and the Sustainable Coffee Challenge on the Plant Trees. Save Coffee campaign.
Green Coffee Prices, Farmers, and You
9/20/2019 - The world's record supply of coffee and massive productivity in some producing countries is keeping green coffee prices stable at levels that are challenging farmers with higher costs.