US lawmakers seek level playing field for US pork exports to Vietnam

More than 70 lawmakers have sent a letter to US Trade Representative Katherine Tai calling for enhanced access for US pork in Vietnam.
calendar icon 6 May 2021
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Last year, Vietnam took an initial step forward in addressing the US pork tariff disadvantage when, from July-December 2020, it temporarily reduced its Most Favored Nation tariff rates from 15% to 10% for frozen US pork products. As a result, US pork exports doubled during that timeframe, compared to the first half of the year. “The surge in exports during the tariff reprieve, coupled with Vietnam’s growing population and cultural preference for high-quality pork, demonstrates that the United States is barely scratching the surface of its export potential to Vietnam,” the letter added.

A copy of the letter to Ambassador Tai is available here.

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