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Returning To Commercially Viable Beef Trade

Resolution #2007-10-1

SUBMITTED BY: Exporter Committee


DATE: Oct. 30, 2007; extended Nov. 9, 2012


TITLE: Returning To Commercially Viable Beef Trade


WHEREAS, The U.S. Beef Industry produces safe and wholesome beef products for its global consumers; and


WHEREAS, The U.S. Beef Industry is adversely impacted economically by trade disruption; and


WHEREAS, The U.S. Beef Industry is committed to compliance with trade terms; and


WHEREAS, The current terms of trade regarding product tolerances are onerous, unduly difficult to comply with and the primary reason for trade disruption,


THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That USMEF support industry partners, and work with government agencies to enact changes to trade terms and protocol that will allow commercially viable trade to occur as soon as possible; and


LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED, That USMEF provides industry partners with updates on potential improvements to agreements/protocol; works closely with exporters and industry partners to ensure that the actual terms of trade meet industry expectations; and provides recommendations back to industry whenever necessary.