US beef producers leapfrog NZ for China access in new trade deal, but...

US beef producers leapfrog NZ for China access in new trade deal, but...
Pattrick Smellie
A range of import restrictions affecting New Zealand beef exporters to China will be swept away for their American competitors as part of the new 'phase one' US-China trade deal signed in Washington DC on Wednesday.However, US producers will continue to face tariffs on beef as high as 47 percent while New Zealand beef exports enter the Chinese market duty-free under the free trade agreement in place since 2008, according to initial analysis of the deal by the Meat Industry Association.Details were still emerging, but newly appointed MIA chief e...

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