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 …


New U.S./EU Beef Trade Agreement Signed

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Last Friday, a White House signing ceremony was held for an agreement that will establish a duty-free quota for high-quality American beef in the European Union (EU). The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the signing of the agreement that establishes a duty-free quota for high-quality U.S. beef from non-hormone treated cattle. Once implemented, the annual quota …


Cattlemen Launch Campaign to Pass USMCA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Trade

Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) launched a media campaign urging Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The campaign, centered around a new webpage, features personal stories from cattle and beef producers across the country who want Congress to ratify the USMCA as quickly as possible. “The USMCA keeps the highly successful framework for U.S. beef trade in …


U.S. Beef Gains New Market Access in Morocco

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

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and beef products into Morocco. 2018 is the first year that U.S. beef and poultry exporters have access to Morocco’s market under the terms of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Morocco opened its …

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Beef Alliance Discusses Trade Issues

Dan Beef, Trade

The International Beef Alliance held their annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada this week. One person attending was National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus. He talks about one topic of discussion, President Trump’s trade policies and the use of tariffs. Beef Alliance Discusses Trade Issues

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Cattlemen Dealing with Fake Meat and Trade

Dan Beef, Florida, Trade

  There are various issues facing cattle producers across the country right now, but two of the top ones are fake meat and trade. While attending the 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester talked with AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper about both of those issues. Cattlemen Dealing with Fake …

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U.S. Gets WTO Win on Indonesia’s Beef Import Requirements

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the U.S. in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and vague import requirements for beef and beef products. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says the WTO report found that all 18 of the import measures challenged by the U.S. were inconsistent with WTO rules governing trade. The ruling marks the …


Beef Industry to White House: Scuttling KORUS is Also a ‘Job Killer’

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. beef industry says if President Trump withdraws the US from the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, millions of dollars and thousands of jobs will be lost throughout the Midwest and other regions. As the president tries to appeal to blue collar workers in the rust belt who voted for him, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association tells the White House, …