Asia-Pacific Region

MCDONALD’S BOARD REJECTS ANIMAL-RIGHTS ACTIVISTSLate last week, McDonald’s shareholders rejected Carl Icahn’s bid to get two animal-rights activists on the fast-food restaurant’s board. The billionaire investor wants to force the company to stop buying pork from hog farmers who use individual pens for sows. Several other food firms, including Wendy’s, Papa John’s, and Dine Brands…

Home / Trade / Asia-Pacific Region Asia-Pacific Market Access × NPPC’s Position NPPC supports joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which would eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers, significantly boosting U.S. pork exports and creating American jobs.   While the U.S. government recently announced it would begin negotiations on agricultural sanitary and phytosanitary issues…

OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL INCLUDED MANY PORK INDUSTRY PRIORITIESThe omnibus spending bill to keep the government operating through fiscal 2022 — approved by Congress last week and signed into law by President Biden this week — included nearly two dozen pork industry priority provisions and programs, with increased funding, that will benefit U.S. producers. A lot…

Home / Trade / Asia-Pacific Region Trade × The World Should be Your Market Producing the safest and the most wholesome and nutritious pork products found anywhere on the planet does not mean the U.S. pork industry automatically gets access to all the world’s markets. That takes hard work and often involves overcoming significant foreign…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 17, 2021 – Vietnam has confirmed it will lower its Most Favored Nation (MFN) tariff on imported frozen pork to 10 from 15 percent. The reduction is expected to be implemented on July 1, 2022. Getting better market access to Vietnam, a major pork-consuming country, has been a top trade priority for…

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2021 – Expanding market access to Vietnam, visa reform to address a livestock agriculture labor shortage and foreign animal disease prevention are the focus of the National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) Legislative Action Conference (LAC) this week. Pork producers from across the country are gathering virtually to address these and other issues…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 11, 2020 – President-Elect Joe Biden on Thursday nominated Katherine Tai to be the U.S. Trade Representative. Since 2017, she has been the chief trade counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee and previously served in the Office of the United States Trade Representative as chief counsel for China Trade Enforcement. The following…