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Cattle Groups Applaud U.S.-Japan Agreement on Beef Imports

U.S. cattle groups applauded the announcement of an agreement between the U.S. and Japan on American beef imports. 

Both countries entered consultations after the beef tariff safeguard got triggered in March 2021. 

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strongly supports efforts to improve the beef tariff safeguard that benefits both Japanese consumers and American cattle producers. 

“NCBA is encouraged by the announcement,” says Kent Bacus, NCBA Senior Director of International Trade and Market Access. 

“We continue taking necessary steps to secure long-term solutions that enable American cattle producers to continue providing Japanese consumers high-quality beef at competitive prices.”  

If the Japanese parliament approves the agreement, it will add additional triggers before a tariff can get raised on beef. 

“Reducing tariffs and trade disruptions will further strengthen demand for U.S. beef and generate long-term benefit for cattle producers despite recent challenges,” says Hughes Abell, President of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)

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