China Market Open to Wyoming Beef
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 20, 2017
There’s been a significant economic opening for the Wyoming beef industry – last week a 13-year ban on US beef imports to China was lifted.
China banned U.S. beef in 2003 after a U.S. scare over mad cow disease. Previous attempts by Washington to reopen the world’s fastest-growing beef market have failed, but the quick progress in finalizing terms for shipments has raised hopes of U.S. farmers.
Wyoming Senator John Barrasso told KODI News that the negotiations took a leap forward after President Trump invited China’s president to his resort earlier this year and served beef.
Washington and Beijing finalized details on export protocols ahead of a deadline, set under a broader trade deal last month, for shipments to begin by mid-July.