Maintaining Pork Exports to Canada, Mexico Critical

Dan Export/Import, Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council committed to work with the Trump administration to preserve tariff-free market access for U.S. pork exports to Canada and Mexico. The administration is planning to pursue trade discussions with the two countries. “As far a pork is concerned, the trade deals with Canada and Mexico have been tremendous for U.S. pork producers,” said NPPC President …

November Pork Exports Set Record

Dan Export/Import, Industry News Release, Pork

U.S. pork exports set a monthly volume record in November, helping overall U.S. red meat exports build momentum. Both beef and pork exports were 20 percent higher than last year in both volume and value. Statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation show that November pork exports totaled 225,757 metric tons, up 24 percent year-over-year and breaking the previous …

Nations Racing to Fill Trade Leadership Gap Left by U.S.

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, Export/Import, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Livestock, Trade

China, Japan and Russia are racing to fill a leadership gap on trade issues following the recent U.S. fallout over the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade agreement took 12 nations seven years to negotiate, and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump pledges to end the deal on day one of his Presidency. Trade experts agree the move opens the door for a new …

Attention Turns to Trump for Ratification of TPP

Randall Weiseman Export/Import, General, Trade

Now that President Obama has indicated he will not push Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement before he leaves office, attention is turning to President-elect Donald Trump. Various voices are offering their views to the incoming president on the TPP, the 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade agreement that Trump said he would tear up.