US pork producers prioritise COVID-19 safety and new economic opportunities

The latest Capitol Update from the NPPC explains the US pork industry's next moves for 2021.
calendar icon 8 February 2021
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In brief remarks, he highlighted the importance of China removing its retaliatory duties on US pork imports. “Pork is the most consumed meat protein in the world, and it is by far the most consumed meat in China, the world’s largest pork-consuming nation….China represents an enormous market opportunity for the farmers I represent,” he said. “While a significant part of our export growth can be attributed to the outbreak of African swine fever in the Chinese herd, we view China as an extremely important, long- term market for US pork.

It is in our obvious interest that the United States and China eliminate retaliatory import duties, and find a way to effectively address the many bilateral trade issues confronting the two countries, without resorting to continued trade confrontation,” he added. In addition to China removing its retaliatory import duties on US pork, a top NPPC priority is for the US to re-join the CPTPP.

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