The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) will hold its annual strategic planning conference and fall board of directors meeting this week (Nov. 4-6) in Tucson, Arizona. In the attached audio report, USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng provides a preview of the key  issues to be discussed, including the level of market access for U.S. meat in China, the recently completed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the United States and the European Union.

Featured speakers at the USMEF Strategic Planning Conference include Michael Drury, chief economist at McVean Trading, and Sharon Bomer, assistant U.S. trade representative for agricultural affairs and commodity policy for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Further details are available from the USMEF website