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Favourable Access for US Beef, Pork a Major Win, Says USMEF

26 August 2019

US - On Sunday (25 August), President Trump announced an agreement in principle that will greatly improve access for US red meat in Japan – the largest value destination for US pork and beef exports.

In response to the announcement, US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom said: "This announcement is tremendous news for US farmers and ranchers, and for everyone in the red meat supply chain, because it will level the playing field for US pork and beef in the world’s most competitive red meat import market.

"It is also a very positive development for our customer base in Japan, which USMEF and our industry partners have spent decades building. These customers have been very loyal to US pork and beef, but our exports to Japan could not reach their full potential under Japan’s current tariff structure.

"USMEF thanks the Trump administration for prioritizing trade negotiations with Japan, and especially the officials at USTR and USDA who worked tirelessly to secure this agreement. Favorable access to Japan is a major win, not only for the US red meat industry but for all of US agriculture and for our nation’s rural economy."

TheCattleSite News Desk


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