Weekly USMEF Audio Report: Agreement to Improve Access for U.S. Beef in European Union Signed at White House
DENVER, CO – August 5, 2019 – On Aug. 2 at the White House, an agreement was signed granting the United States a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free high-quality beef quota. More details are in this news release from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).
U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom participated in the White House ceremony and his remarks are included in the attached audio report. Following the ceremony, Halstrom discussed the importance of the new agreement to the U.S. beef industry and to European customers who import U.S. beef. He also praised USTR for its diligent efforts to complete the agreement, which still requires European Parliament consent before it can be implemented. This step is expected to begin in September.
The full White House ceremony can be viewed on online.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (www.USMEF.org) is the trade association responsible for developing international markets for the U.S. red meat industry. It is funded by USDA; the beef, pork, lamb, corn and soybean checkoff programs, as well as its members representing nine industry sectors: beef/veal producing & feeding, pork producing & feeding, lamb producing & feeding, packing & processing, purveying & trading, oilseeds producing, feedgrains producing, farm organizations and supply & service organizations.
Submitted to the BARN by:
Director of Communications
U.S. Meat Export Federation