France has taken another step closer to starting beef exports to China’s huge market after Chinese officials last week inspected seven of the European country’s meat plants, a French industry official said.
The U.S. Beef China Roadshow, organized by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) with support from the Nebraska Beef Council. brought exporters and importers together in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Policy news grabbed the headlines yesterday, as USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a $12 billion relief package for farmers impacted by tariffs. Beef leaders say they look forward to reviewing the details.
U.S. beef exports continue to remain strong, according to USMEF. The Federation released its year-end numbers on 2019 export sales last week, and it says beef exports are down slightly from the record year of 2018.