America One Step Closer To Selling Beef In China Again

For the first time since 2003, the U.S.is now allowed to begin beef exports to China.

It's been a long time coming, but US beef will eventually be on its way to mainland China.

The agreement is part of the U.S. Market access to China, for chilled or frozen beef, processed under the age of 30 months, has now been granted.

Chinese and American negotiators have reached a preliminary agreement in the process of selling USA raised beef in China, the Department of Agriculture announced Monday.

"In recent years, China has become one of the largest import markets for beef, and these terms are a reflection of China's trust in the safety and quality of US beef", Uden said. I commend the hard work of Secretary Ross, Secretary Mnuchin, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and our USDA representatives.

"President Trump is doing more to improve the U.S".

Mnuchin added, "We will continue to work toward a more fair and balanced economic relationship with China by expanding opportunities for USA workers and businesses".

"Well today that "great opportunity" becomes a one step closer to reality for cattle producers across the country, hopefully bringing an end to a 13-year drought on beef exports to China", Conaway said. "China is the world's second largest beef market".

In another rule, USA beef shipments to China must come from cattle less than 30 months of age, according to the USDA.

The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) concluded its annual fly-in to Washington, D.C. this week. It follows the agreement reached last month by the US with China to promote market access for American products including beef amid a broader effort to reshape the trade relationship between the countries. The United States is the world's largest beef producer and was the world's fourth-largest exporter, with global sales of more than $5.4 billion in 2016.

  • Zachary Reyes