Avoiding Mexican Tariffs a Major Relief to U.S. Meat Industry

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Livestock, Trade

The White House recently announced a plan to impose tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico unless more steps were taken to curb illegal migration at the U.S.-Mexico border. But on June 7, President Trump announced that Mexico had pledged to enhance its efforts to address border security issues, and the proposed tariffs were not imposed. As U.S. Meat Export …


USMEF on Issues with U.S. Red Meat in China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Trade

It was recently noted that next month President Trump is scheduled to meet with the Chinese President, as many in agriculture are concerned with the trade war between the two countries. Last week, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) held their Spring Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. During the event, USMEF President and CEO, Dan Halstrom, talked about how the U.S. red meat industry …


Important Breakthroughs for U.S. Red Meat

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

Last Friday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that Japan had agreed to eliminate long-standing restrictions on U.S. beef exports, including the 30-month cattle age limit. Later that day, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the removal of Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico and Canada and elimination of those countries’ retaliatory tariffs on …


U.S. Beef, Pork at FOODEX Show

Dan Beef, Pork

This year’s FOODEX trade show in Tokyo, Japan, the largest food show in Asia and one of the largest in the world, attracted an estimated 80,500 visitors. And according to a story from Ralph Loos with the U.S. Meat Export Federation, U.S. Beef and Pork products were successfully promoted.

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U.S. Beef Exports Reach New Heights in 2018; Pork Hurt by Tariffs

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

USDA export numbers compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation show U.S. beef exports in 2018 topped both volume and value records that were set in 2017. Pork export volume came up just shy of the 2017 record and the value also fell one percent. Strong demand in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Asian region helped drive beef exports …