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US poultry, egg industries welcome announcement of Japan trade agreement

US poultry and egg organisations welcomed the announcement of a trade agreement between the United States and Japan.

27 August 2019, at 9:40am

“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 Monday.

“While this is just the first stage of a bilateral agreement, it is welcome news and we would like to thank President Trump, Secretary Perdue and Secretary 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 also is a very promising market for US chicken companies that are willing to provide the specific chicken cuts that Japanese buyers are seeking.