New COVID Regulations In China Has Slowed Meat Imports

Increased coronavirus testing of imported meat and poultry is having a big impact on product bound for China. Since summer 2020, following outbreaks at wholesale food markets, China has been swab testing imported meat, often focusing on packaging. At first the tests only occurred at the ports, and on a sample basis. But as the […]

Beef Exports Enjoyed Big January Thanks To Taiwan

Numbers from the USDA show that beef exports were very strong in January. And according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, grown in Taiwan was the main reason for the jump. Exports to Taiwan last month reached $43.5 million. USMEF senior vice president Joel Haggard said over the last three decades, the market has evolved […]

USMEF: Hard To Tell What Impact Coronavirus Is Having On Shipments To China

The fear of the coronavirus is having a massive impact on China’s overall economy.  But is it impacting those that demand on that massive market?  Joel Haggard with the US. Meat Export Federation says imported goods continue to enter China, and the government is working to ensure smooth movement.  It remains unclear to see how […]

Philippines Expected To Remain Storm Market For U.S. Red Meat

With so much trade uncertainty, the Philippines is a welcomed market, especially for American Red Meat.  Joel Haggard, U.S. Meat Export Federation senior vice president recently return from the Philippines where he participated in the World Food Expo, or WOFEX.   “These annual food exhibition give us and our members a great opportunity to connect […]