The U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday stated Morocco has lifted the ban and agreed to simply accept imports of American poultry merchandise for the primary time.
It estimated the preliminary annual shipments at about $10 million.
The settlement reverses Morocco’s earlier ban on U.S. poultry that was based mostly on meals security considerations regardless of a free trade agreement between the 2 nations.
USTR and USDA stated they’d labored with the Moroccan government “to offer assurances on the security of U.S. poultry’’. (Poultry Merchandise)
They estimated that Morocco could be a 10 million-dollars marketplace for U.S. poultry initially, with further progress over time.
“I’m satisfied that when the Moroccan individuals get a style of U.S. poultry, they’re going to need extra of it,’’ U.S. Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, stated in an announcement.
He stated that it was a high precedence for the Trump administration to open new markets for agricultural merchandise.
The U.S. is the world’s second-largest poultry exporter after Brazil, with international gross sales of poultry meat and products of $4.3 billion in 2017.
The announcement comes at a time when many U.S. farmers are feeling strain from retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural merchandise.
The U.S. agricultural merchandise have been levied by China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and other nations in response to Washington’s tariffs on metal, aluminium and $34 billion value of Chinese items. (Poultry Merchandise)