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North American Meat Institute Applauds Expanded Access for U.S. Beef Exports to European Union

Friday, August 2, 2019


Contact:  Sarah Little  

 

WASHINGTON, DC – The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) applauds the Trump Administration’s successful efforts to expand access for U.S. beef exports to the European Union (EU).

“We again thank the Administration for prioritizing the expansion of markets for U.S. meat products,” said Meat Institute President and CEO Julia Anna Potts. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration to further reduce barriers impeding, and improve access for, U.S. meat and poultry exports in all foreign markets. It is critical to continue ongoing trade negotiations with China, to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and to further talks with Japan.”

According to the U.S. Trade Representative, the EU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding raising quotas on U.S. beef products to 35,000 metric tons or $420 million annually.

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About the Meat Institute:

    The North American Meat Institute is the leading voice for the meat and
    poultry industry. The Meat Institute’s members process the vast majority of
    U.S. beef, pork, lamb, and poultry, as well as manufacture the equipment
    and ingredients needed to produce the safest and highest quality meat and
    poultry products.


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