In the attached audio report, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Philip Seng discusses the importance of regaining access to China for U.S. beef and expanding access for U.S. pork.

China, which is the world’s fastest-growing beef import market, has been closed to U.S. beef since the 2003 BSE case. While the market is not completely closed to U.S. pork, only a small number of U.S. pork plants are currently eligible to export to China. This is resulting in lost opportunities for the U.S. pork industry, especially as it enters a period of high production.

For more details on this situation, please see this USMEF editorial. If you have questions or would like an interview with Mr. Seng, please don’t hesitate to contact me.