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Expanding Access for U.S. Beef in China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Trade

Last week, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. These changes were among the provisions negotiated in the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade agreement. U.S. Meat Export Federation’s Joe Schuele has the story.

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Perdue Defends Brazilian Beef Import Decision

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports

Late last month, we told you the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had reopened the door for imports of raw beef from Brazil into the U.S. The USDA said the world’s largest beef exporter had taken the right steps to improve its food-safety inspection system, bringing it up to U.S. standards. And in a story from Stephanie Ho, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue lays …

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EU Parliament Approves Increased U.S. Beef Access

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

(NAFB) — It was a happy Thanksgiving for U.S. beef producers. The European Parliament voted last Thursday to approve a plan that grants the U.S. a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free, high-quality beef quota. The agreement was originally signed back in August. The U.S. Meat Export Federation was pleased to hear of the approval. “Approval by the European …

September Beef Exports Steady; Pork Higher but Pace Slowing

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

(NAFB) — September exports of U.S. beef were steady with last year’s volume, but the export value was trending lower. That’s according to USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork exports were above last year’s levels in September but had pulled back from the larger totals in June, July, and August. September beef exports were just …

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NCBA on Agreement in Principle with Japan

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

This past weekend, it was announced that the U.S. and Japan had agreed in principle on a trade deal that will include agriculture and improve access for U.S. beef in Japan. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Director of International Trade, Kent Bacus, discusses the announcement and what it really means for U.S. beef exports to Japan. Bacus says getting a deal done with …

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NCBA President on White House Signing

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

During the recent signing ceremony that established a duty-free quota for high-quality U.S. beef in the European Union (EU), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston was on hand, and discusses the big signing ceremony at the White House and what the event was like. And this is by no means the first time Houston has attended events at the White House, …

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NCBA on Improved Access to EU for U.S. Beef

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

Last week during a White House signing ceremony, it was announced an agreement had been reached to establish a duty-free quota for high-quality American beef in the European Union (EU). The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) said once implemented, the annual quota will increase from 18,500 metric tons in year one to 35,000 metric tons in year seven. …

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Strong Finish to First Half for U.S. Pork, Beef Exports

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

(NAFB) — U.S. pork and beef exports were above year-ago levels in both volume and value in June, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Led by a rebound in Mexico and China, pork export value was the highest in 14 months. June pork exports posted double-digit gains in both volume and value, reaching 212,800 metric tons, valued at $569.2 …