Asia-Pacific Region

Producers Convey Pork Industry Priorities During NPPC Fly-in NPPC held its fall Legislative Action Conference Wednesday and Thursday, with nearly 100 pork producers in Washington, D.C., meeting with their members of Congress to discuss pork industry priorities. Over the two-day event, producers asked lawmakers to: Press the Biden administration to join the 11-nation Comprehensive and…

NPPC, Farm Bureau Respond to Proponents Of Proposition 12In their U.S. Supreme Court case against California’s Proposition 12, NPPC and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) this week filed a brief in response to issues raised by those who want the law upheld. Proposition 12 bans the sale in California of pork not produced according…

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…

USDA PROPOSED RULES ON POULTRY INDUSTRY TO BE PUBLISHED SOONUSDA soon will publish a proposed rule and an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) related to poultry production now that the White House Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of the regulations. NPPC is watching the rules, which could provide a preview…

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…

NEW SPENDING BILL INCLUDES EXTENSION OF LIVESTOCK PRICE REPORTING LAWIn the result of an extensive lobbying initiative, NPPC scored a huge victory with Senate and House passage this week of an omnibus budget bill to keep the government operating through fiscal 2022. A long list of NPPC priorities were funded in the $1.5 trillion spending…

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., May 5, 2021 – More than 70 U.S. lawmakers sent a letter today to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai seeking her support for enhanced Vietnamese market access for U.S. pork. Vietnam represents a tremendous opportunity for U.S. pork exports, and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) appreciates the tremendous support for one of its top trade…