Today the U.S. Senate, on a vote of 82-14, confirmed Robert Lighthizer to head the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Philip Seng issued the following statement:
USMEF congratulates Ambassador Lighthizer on his confirmation to serve as U.S. trade representative. Red meat exports continue to face import barriers in dozens of markets around the world. One of the keys to ensuring continued growth of beef, pork and lamb exports will be dismantling these barriers so our industry is able to compete on a level playing field. USMEF looks forward to continuing its strong partnership with USTR under Ambassador Lighthizer’s leadership, as we work together to open these markets.
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