FSIS finds "systemic" inspection and sanitation problems during Canadian audit.
The Mexican government is in the process of making regulatory changes that allow for import of U.S. beef and beef products derived from cattle of any age.
Many in the cattle industry attended Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver, with NCBA adopting policy positions on issues like international trade, tax reform and modernizing the Endangered Species Act.
By year's end, U.S. beef exports to Taiwan will exceed $500 million - more than doubling the total from five years ago.
In recent months the U.S. dollar has been gaining strength.
February beef exports declined 6% year-over-year to 94,885 mt while value was down 3% to $581.6 million.
Beef exports remained on record pace in October, and talks with Japan are just beginning. Japan is the largest value destination for both U.S. beef and pork but the market is intensely competitive.