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New Retail Opportunities for U.S. Beef in the Philippines
The expansion of membership-based retailing in Southeast Asia has reached the Philippines, creating new opportunities to introduce high-quality U.S. beef to consumers. USMEF partnered with S&R Membership Shopping to promote U.S. beef during the grand opening of its newest outlet in Kawit, 15 miles south of Manila. S&R is the leading membership shopping retailer in the Philippines with 23 outlets nationwide.
Fourteen cuts of U.S. beef were featured, including middle meats and several cuts and items from the chuck and round. In addition to...
March Pork Exports Largest in Nearly Two Years; Beef Exports Show Signs of Rebound
March exports of U.S. pork were the largest since May 2021, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. While below last year’s high volume, March beef exports were the largest since October.
March pork exports totaled 260,195 metric tons (mt), up 17% year-over-year and the ninth largest volume on record. Export value was also ninth largest at $724 million, up 18% from a year ago. These results capped a strong first quarter for U.S. pork as exports reached 716,691 mt...
NPPC Statement on Philippines Extension of Reduced Pork Tariff Rates Through 2023
Statement by Terry Wolters, NPPC president and owner of Stoney Creek Farms in Pipestone, Minnesota:
“The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s announcement on the extension of lower tariff rates on pork and other food items. Gaining better market access to the Philippines has been a top trade priority for U.S. pork producers. We hope that the U.S. and the Philippines will continue to work toward establishing better market access through the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework...
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