August 27, 2019
US poultry, egg industries welcome announcement of Japan trade agreement
US poultry and egg organisations have welcomed the announcement of a trade agreement between the United States and Japan, an achievement that stands to benefit the US poultry industry.
"Frozen chicken, turkey and processed egg products will receive favorable tariff reductions enabling our products to compete more effectively with those of countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership," the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and United Egg Producers (UEP) said in a joint statement issued on August 26.
"While this is just the first stage of a bilateral agreement, it is welcome news and we would like to thank (US) President (Donald) Trump, Secretary (of Agriculture) Sonny Perdue and (US Trade Representative) Robert Lighthizer for their work negotiating trade deals that stand to benefit US poultry and egg products."
Japan is the leading market for US egg product exports, and the second-largest market for US turkey exports.
Japan is also a very promising market for US chicken companies that are able to provide the specific chicken cuts that Japanese buyers are seeking.
- National Chicken Council