Analysis

US extracts further trade advantage in beef exports to Japan

Updated April 1 2022 - 10:20am, first published March 31 2022 - 3:00pm
Further deterioration in drought conditions particularly in Texas, Kansas and the high plains is continuing to drive high levels of domestic cow and bull slaughter. Photo by Shutterstock/Chris and Hans.
Further deterioration in drought conditions particularly in Texas, Kansas and the high plains is continuing to drive high levels of domestic cow and bull slaughter. Photo by Shutterstock/Chris and Hans.

On Thursday last week United States Trade Representative, Katherine Tai and US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced that the US and Japan had reached an agreement to increase the beef safeguard trigger level under the US-Japan Trade Agreement.

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