NPPC Official Wants Taiwanese Ractopamine Ban on U.S. Pork Lifted
National Pork Council officials are objecting to re-opening trade negotiations with Taiwan because of failure to lift their ban on ractopamine. The feed additive is commonly used in many species of livestock including pork The problem is Taiwan’s Government just lifted the ractopamine ban on beef but left pork under the regulation. NPPC International Trade Counsel Nick Giordano says that’s unacceptable and won’t be tolerated.
Giordano says the U.S. should not allow Taiwan into the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations until the ractopamine ban on pork imports is dropped.
Giordano says an indication of just how important a market Taiwan is for U.S. pork is that ISU Economist Dermot Hayes says U.S. pork exports to that Asian country would increase to $ 417 million within 10 years if the ban were to be lifted.