NPPC Submits Testimony on Importance of U.S. Pork Trade

Dan Exports/Imports, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, Trade


The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) recently submitted testimony for the congressional record on the importance of trade to the U.S. pork industry. It all took place at a field hearing in MN, to discuss “Trade in America: Agriculture and Critical Supply Chains.”

In their testimony, NPPC said “Free and fair trade has helped the United States become an economic powerhouse. To maintain that position, the country must expand trade in existing markets and open new markets, and it must resolve issues, including with supply chains, that could negatively affect the ability to trade.”


NPPC notes that trade is vital to America’s pork producers, who annually export about a quarter of their total production to more than 100 countries. The U.S. pork industry exported nearly $7.7 billion of pork in 2022.

In the testimony, NPPC said trade initiatives only would benefit America’s farmers and grow U.S. exports if they address market access and eliminate tariffs on and non-tariff trade barriers to U.S. pork and other U.S. agricultural products.