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.
Rapidly-growing Latin American countries hold tremendous potential for U.S. meats. A product showcase in Columbia last month allowed 56 exporting companies to visit with more than 140 meat buyers from 18 countries.
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.
With the price of a high-quality beef dinner topping $100, options for many beef-loving Taiwanese diners have narrowed, and restaurant operators are struggling to find menu options for the full economic spectrum of their customers.