LINCOLN, NEB. – Today, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after Taiwan agreed to remove barriers that limited the export of U.S. beef and pork to the country:
“Taiwan is an important market for our state, and the deal between our countries represents another critical trade victory. It will boost exports of Nebraska beef and pork to Taiwan. I will continue to support agreements that expand market access for Nebraska’s world-class products.”
Taiwan will accept imports of cattle under 30 months old at slaughter. For pork, the country has agreed to international standards for ractopamine residues, having already accepted those standards for beef. These measures will take effect on January 1, 2021.
The U.S. exported $568 million worth of beef to Taiwan last year and $30.3 million worth of pork. Taiwan is the 7th largest market for Nebraska beef.