livestock marketing

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.

beef

USMEF Applauds Expanded Access to China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — A recent move to expand pork and beef access to China will benefit U.S. producers and exporters, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. The changes were among the provisions negotiated in …

aphis

APHIS Leadership Signs Poultry Regionalization Agreement with China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry

(USDA/APHIS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing a regionalization agreement with China for safe trade of poultry products. The countries agree to follow all international standards, guidelines and recommendations related to regionalization.  This agreement will help our farmers and ranchers by maintaining export markets, which will reduce the overall impact …

pork

U.S. Pork Export Levels to China Hit Lowest Mark Ever

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — U.S. export sales of pork to China fell to their lowest level on record for the week ending March 5th. Reuters says that’s even as accessing Chinese ports improved in the world’s number one pork consumer. The USDA’s weekly report showed that Chinese buyer cancellations pushed down the total export sales to China to negative 45,222 tons of …

china

Continued Progress on Implementation of China Phase One Agreement

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that China has continued its progress in implementing the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement and has taken several additional actions to realize its agriculture-related commitments. The agreement entered into force on February 14, 2020, and the actions announced today build upon the measures announced on February 25. The most recent …

tariffs

U.S. Poultry Entering China without Retaliatory Tariffs

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry, Trade

(NAFB) — Beijing recently made U.S. poultry shipments eligible for exemptions from extra tariffs and poultry shipments to China are on the rise. A Reuters article points out that the additional tariff relief may give China a greater ability to follow through on promises to buy significantly more American agricultural goods as part of the Phase One trade deal. U.S. …

phase one trade deal

Perdue on China Phase One Trade Deal

Taylor Hillman Trade

Last week, President Trump did sign the first phase of a trade deal with China that includes the purchase of $40 billion in agricultural products. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says this agreement goes a long way in leveling the playing field for U.S. agriculture. “This agreement once again is proof President Trump’s negotiating strategy is working. It may have taken …