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Meat Institute Applauds U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today applauded the Trump Administration for securing a trade agreement with Japan, the top value market for U.S. beef and pork exports.

“The Meat Institute applauds the Trump Administration for negotiating better access for American beef and pork exports to the critical Japanese market,” said Meat Institute CEO Julie Anna Potts. “The U.S. will now be better positioned to compete with countries in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and the European Union for valuable market share. We also continue to urge Congress to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and to encourage the Administration to further strengthen negotiations with China and the EU to provide additional certainty for American consumers, workers and meat and poultry processors and producers.”

Despite steep tariffs, last year the U.S. exported more than $3.6 billion in beef and pork to Japan.

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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