Meat Institute Statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement in Principle

WASHINGTON, DC – The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today applauded the Trump Administration for securing a trade agreement in principle with Japan.

“The Meat Institute applauds the Trump Administration for negotiating better access to a critical and growing market for American beef and pork,” said Meat Institute CEO Julie Anna Potts. “The U.S. will be better able to compete with the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership nations and the European Union for valuable market share.”

Despite steep tariffs, last year the U.S. exported more than $3.6 billion in beef and pork to Japan.

The agreement is expected to be final next month.

The North American Meat Institute is the leading voice for the meat and poultry industry. The Meat Institute’s members process the vast majority of U.S. beef, pork, lamb, and poultry, as well as manufacture the equipment and ingredients needed to produce the safest and highest quality meat and poultry products.