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NPPC Concerned With Trade Problems With Taiwan

Trade problems with Taiwan are concerning for U.S. pork producers. NPPC Vice President and Counsel for International Affairs Nick Giordano says Taiwan is still banning U.S.pork exports because of ractopamine use. Earlier this spring, NPPC’s board issued a statement saying Taiwan has six months to lift that ban. Giordano says the ban is still in place and the deadline is approaching.

Giordano says NPPC may have to go to the WTO to issue a trade challenge against Taiwan if the ractopamine ban isn’t lifted.

Giordano says Taiwan’s ractopamine ban on pork doesn’t make sense as it not only is proven to be safe but Taiwan has already lifted their ractopamine ban on beef.

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