Japanese duties on imported bovine meat will be removed over 16 years

TPP tariff data boosts meat traders market potential

By Keith Nuthall

Details of cuts to tariffs attached to meat and livestock traded between signatory countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have now been released, helping traders identify new market openings.

Pilgrim’s Pride's sales and profits both dropped in Q3 of this year

Pilgrim’s Pride sees sales drop in Q3

By Chloe Ryan

Poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride has announced a fall in sales and profits for the third quarter of the year due to “continued challenges in the export market” and the strong dollar, the company said. 

The Five Nations Beef Alliance has expanded to become International Beef Alliance

International beef alliance grows

By Chloe Ryan

A group of five nations that formed an alliance to collaborate on beef trade has now become seven, after Paraguay and Mato Grosso in Brazil became the latest members. 

HSI said it looked forward to working with institutions in Mexico to further the campaign

Meatless Monday drive in Mexico

By Chloe Ryan

Mexicans are being urged to avoid eating meat on Mondays in a new campaign by the Humane Society International.

The Cattle Council of Australia said the agreement was 'a game changing opportunity for Australian beef'

TPP agreement welcomed by trade bodies

By By Ed Zwirn in New York; Mandy Kovacs in Ottawa; and Lee Adendorff in East Ballina, Australia

International meat bodies have reacted favourably to the successful agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Clinching the TPP terms paves the way for the US to tackle the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership with the EU

Cattlemen praise positive outcome to US trade talks

By Rod Addy

The successful conclusion to Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, which focused on removing trade barriers between the US and several Pacific Rim countries, has been welcomed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).

Beef producers want to make the most of the tariff cuts

Five Nations Beef Alliance calls for beef deal

By Aidan Fortune

Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this month.

Russia has limited imports from Brazil and Paraguay

Russia restricts South American meat imports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has recently introduced restrictions on beef imports from several Brazilian companies and has refused entry of a large shipment of meat from Paraguay.

Paraguay is among the world's leading beef exporters

Paraguayan beef exports soaring

By Helen Arnold

Beef exports from Paraguay have increased significantly in the past two years, thanks to the growth of its cattle herd, which has resulted in the volume of exports increasing by 55%, and their value soaring by 70% to $1.3 billion.

The ban includes chicks and hatching eggs

Ecuador latest to impose nationwide ban on US poultry

By Mike Sheen

The Ecuadorian agricultural authority Agrocalidad has banned all imports of live foul, poultry meat and poultry products, as well as genetic material, including chicks and hatching eggs, from the US, in response to the recent avian influenza outbreaks.

India widened its lead over Brazil as the top global beef exporter

Global beef export forecast revised upwards

By Oli Haenlein

World beef export predictions for 2015, made last October by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), have been revised to nearly 3% higher to a record 10.2 million tons (mt).

US producers will be able to export slaughter cattle to Mexico for the first time in more than a decade

Mexico and Peru remove barriers to trade for US

By Georgi Gyton

US beef and pork producers have gained greater access to the markets in Mexico and Peru, after new agreements were reached, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Grupo Campeón decided to import the product after visiting USMEF at a trade exhibition

US lamb supplied to Guatemala

By Eleanor Mackay

Lamb from the United States has been introduced to the Guatemalan foodservice sector, the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has announced.