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Meat Institute Calls for Restoring Market Access for U.S. Pork in China

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

NAMI and the National Pork Producers Council sent a letter to Alfred Almanza, USDA's deputy under secretary for food safety, urging the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to swiftly restore market access for U.S. pork in China and to expedite the process of informing China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the pork establishments that are eligible for re-enlistment. The letter states that a majority of the 34 currently delisted establishments have submitted corrective action plans to FSIS and are now in a position to resume trade with China. The letter also highlights the economic benefits of reinstating trade, underscoring China's position as the world's largest consumer of pork. In 2014, U.S. pork exports generated $6.7 billion in value.

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