Pork producers hopeful about U.S. & U.K. trade negotiations
The National Pork Producers Council is optimistic a new trade deal with the United Kingdom.
Rachel Gantz with the NPPC says they are supportive of U.S.-U.K. negotiations, provided the agreement eliminates tariff and non-tariff trade barriers on pork, the U.K. acknowledges meat industry standards as equivalent and they agree to import product from all federally inspected facilities.
Media reports claim U.K. Trade Minister Liz Truss said Monday that significant progress has been made, and that the U.K. believes it is in a good position to move forward after the U.S. election.
The two countries have completed five rounds of negotiations, but do not have a timeline for completion.