Recent Stories by USMEF
Mar 24, 2020 by USMEF
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. These changes were negotiated in the U.S.-China "Phase One" trade agreement.
Mar 17, 2020 by USMEF
USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom explains that when implemented, USMCA will solidify trade relations in North America and preserve duty-free access to Canada and Mexico for U.S. pork, beef and lamb.
Feb 12, 2020 by USMEF
With more workers critical to China/Hong Kong's food distribution chain returning from an extended Lunar New Year holiday break, a growing backlog of imported meat will make its way more smoothly into the market.
Feb 04, 2020 by USMEF
Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, who is based in Hong Kong, offers observations on how the spread of coronavirus is impacting food demand and distribution in the Greater China region.
Jan 29, 2020 by USMEF
U.S. pork exports to Central America set another record in 2019. With Dec. results still to be added, exports to the region already totaled nearly $212 million through Nov. and will finish the year at about $230 million.
Jan 07, 2020 by USMEF
Jesse Austin, USMEF vice president of marketing, recently returned from meetings in Japan with importers, distributors and other customers of U.S. pork and beef, which he discusses in this audio clip.
Nov 19, 2019 by USMEF
At the recent USMEF Strategic Planning Conference, Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, reported on the situation in Hong Kong, where large street protests have been taking place for months.
Oct 15, 2019 by USMEF
Following the full report on August exports for U.S. pork, here are additional highlights from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) report for January-August 2019.
Aug 20, 2019 by USMEF
U.S. beef export growth to the Philippines is being driven in part by the proliferation of Korean-style barbecue restaurants. Meanwhile pork exports are down, but are expected to pick up, says Joel Haggard, USMEF.
Jul 17, 2019 by USMEF
The Latin American Product Showcase saw a mix of current and new customers from emerging markets where the U.S. has been working to grow demand for U.S. red meat, says USMEF president and CEO Dan Halstrom.
Jul 08, 2019 by USMEF
Pork exports in May were steady with last year’s pace, while value increased 1% to $567.8 million – the highest monthly value total since April 2018.