Following one more round of technical consultations, China is to allow imports of U.S. beef on “conditions consistent with international food safety and animal health standards and consistent with the 1999 Agricultural Cooperation Agreement, beginning as soon as possible but no later than July 16, 2017.”
The announcement was welcome news for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Craig Uden said, “After being locked out of the world’s largest market for 13 years, we strongly welcome the announcement that an agreement has been made to restore U.S. beef exports to China. It’s impossible to overstate how beneficial this will be for America’s cattle producers, and the Trump Administration deserves a lot of credit for getting this achieved.”
“We’re very excited about this development, it’s another step closer to restoring access to China,” said Kent Bacus, NCBA Director of International Trade and Market Access. “This announcement is a culmination of the recent meeting between President Trump and President Xi at Mar-A-Lago, and we’re excited that beef was the number one point that was included in this 100 day plan.”
Listen to a press conference with NCBA here: NCBA on Beef Access to China