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USMEF Audio: Taiwan Expands Market Access for U.S. Red Meat, but with Some Controversy

On Jan. 1, Taiwan implemented market access changes for imports of U.S. beef and pork. For beef, the 30-month cattle age limit was eliminated. For pork, it established maximum residue limits for ractopamine residues.

USMEF Audio: Heightened COVID-19-Related Measures Slow Product Movement into China

Despite guidance from international health organizations stating imported food shipments are an unlikely source of COVID-19 transmission, the Chinese government implemented sample testing procedures at ports of entry.

USMEF Audio: Cevin Jones Reflects on Challenging but Rewarding Year as USMEF Chair

Idaho cattle feeder Cevin Jones is wrapping up his one-year term as chair of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Muscle Cut Exports Strong in August; Variety Meats Trend Lower

August exports of U.S. pork and beef muscle cuts were above last year's strong volumes, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

USMEF Audio: Updates on Beef Exports and Market Access in Japan, China

At the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom updated cattle producers on the state of U.S. beef exports.

July exports accounted for 14.4% of total U.S. beef production.
July U.S. Beef Exports Increase 1%

South Korea continues to be the growth pacesetter for U.S. beef exports, as July volume reached 25,104 mt, or 6% higher compared to last year.

May beef exports were steady year-over-year in volume, while export value increased 1% to $727.6 million – the second-highest on record.
Beef Exports Steady in May; Values Tick Up 1%

May beef exports were steady year-over-year in volume, while export value increased 1% to $727.6 million – the second-highest on record.

Beef exports totaled 105,241 metric tons (mt) in April, down 5% year-over-year.
April 2019 Beef Exports Lower; Demand Remains Strong in Korea, Taiwan

April exports of U.S. beef and pork were lower than a year ago while U.S. lamb exports continued their upward trend, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).