US Beef Gains Further Access in Taiwan

US - Late last week, Taiwan approved selected categories of beef offal for import from the United States, further expanding the potential for growth of US beef exports to this key Asian market.
calendar icon 7 April 2010
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Approved items include beef skirts and hanging tenders, which have enjoyed considerable success in Asia. Selected variety meat items such as liver and kidneys are not yet fully approved, but are under consideration.

Kevin Smith, USMEF director of export services for the Asian markets, says Taiwan’s latest expansion of access for US beef is very positive news for the industry. Last year Taiwan set a new value record for imports of US beef at $141.2 million - up 11 per cent from 2008 - despite some controversy over the inclusion of bone-in beef cuts for the first time since 2003. The market has also been off to a strong start in 2010.

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