U.S. Trade Representative & National Pork Producers Council: Trade barriers are limiting U.S. pork

The National Pork Producers Council says 21 countries have varying tariffs or non-tariff barriers that limit U.S. pork exports.

Trade barriers are limiting agriculture exports in the United States, specifically when it comes the pork industry.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released its National Trade Report for 2024, examining foreign trade barriers. In the comments, the National Pork Producers Council listed 21 countries that have varying tariffs or non-tariff barriers that limit U.S. pork exports.

The group says Australia does give the U.S. full market access due to barriers related the pig virus Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). Ecuador also has import licensing schemes that block access to U.S. producers. Additionally, Taiwan has country of origin labeling requirements and new maximum residue limits for animal health products used in hogs; and trade with India still has not resumed after the country lifted a ban on American pork.

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