Work Continues on Beef Impasse with Bahrain
USDA and U.S. Embassy officials continue to work with counterparts in Bahrain to resolve this dispute, and USMEF will provide further updates as more details become available. Some products that arrived in the market last week and were temporarily detained have now been cleared, so this is a positive note for any beef shipments currently en route to Bahrain. Exporters are still advised, however, to monitor their shipments carefully and proceed with caution on any new orders.
Bahrain is a small market for U.S. beef in total volume but is an important, high-value destination for some U.S. exporters. Through July, U.S. beef exports to Bahrain totaled 730 mt valued at $4.35 million.