A letter to Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators from the top pork countries urges them to eliminate ALL tariffs on nearly all products, pork included.
The National Pork Producers Council says they’ve been joined by hog groups in Australia, Chile and Mexico. The NPPC says the objectives of the trade agreement with one-dozen countries includes no product or sector exclusions and that all tariffs and other market access barriers – like Japan’s Gate Price – be eliminated.
Nick Giordano, NPPC Vice President and Counsel of International Affairs – at this year’s World Pork Expo – told Brownfield that it is an unfair exemption…
“The farmers in Japan are really – painting some sort of doomsday scenario that has no basis in fact. And, NPPC isn’t going to agree to anything other than elimination of the Gate Price and all tariffs.” The letter says other countries are “likely to demand a Japan-type deal” because it would set a “dangerous precedent” if allowed to go through.