meat production

U.S. and Japan Agree to Increase Beef Safeguard Trigger Level

Dan Beef, Cattle, Export/Import, Marketing, Tariff

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the United States and Japan have reached an agreement to increase the beef safeguard trigger level under the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. The new three-trigger safeguard mechanism will allow U.S. exporters to meet Japan’s growing demand for high-quality beef and reduce the probability that Japan will impose higher …


Potential Ag Trade Impact of China’s CPTPP Bid

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Many countries, including China, have expressed interest in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Senior Vice president for the Asia-Pacific, Joel Haggard, looks at what this means. Haggard noted that China is already the world’s largest meat importer, but beings the market still has enormous potential for growth, that country’s application …