China lifts ban on U.S. beef products from cows older than 30 months

China’s customs office says it has conditionally lifted a ban on U.S. beef products from cows more than 30 months old.

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is predicting beef sales to China could reach $4 billion annually.

The NCBA’s Director of International Affairs Kent Bacus says even though China is usually more attracted to pork products, it may be the largest beef importer in the world right now.

Bacus added that the United States has yet to even scratch the surface of the Chinese market, with just $86 million worth of product exported to the country in 2019. However, for U.S. exports to explode China must meet significant deadlines over the next month.