Grilling photoThe U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is a nonprofit trade association working to create new opportunities and develop existing international markets for U.S. beef, pork, lamb and veal. Headquartered in Denver, USMEF has offices in Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Mexico City, Monterrey and Brussels. USMEF also has special market representatives covering China, the Middle East, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Through its worldwide network of offices, USMEF has forged a series of partnerships which have enabled U.S. companies and U.S. products to become integral parts of international red meat markets. An extensive international presence enables USMEF to have a finger on the pulse of vital markets around the world.

USMEF shares its local intelligence and more than three decades of experience with U.S. exporters, traders and buyers in addition to end users and processors in each market. As high-quality U.S. beef and pork have taken a lead position in international markets, exports play a more prominent role in industry growth and prosperity.

USMEF has nine distinct sectors representing the entire U.S. production, processing and distribution system. Allied industries which provide critical inputs in the red meat industry, also are active on the USMEF Board of Directors. USMEF receives funding and support from USDA, exporting companies and the beef, pork, corn and soybean checkoff programs. The written policies and practices of this organization conform to USDA policy that discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or familial status.

The U.S. Meat Export Federation ( is the trade association responsible for developing international markets for the U.S. red meat industry. It is funded by USDA; the beef, pork, lamb, corn and soybean checkoff programs, as well as its members representing nine industry sectors: beef/veal producing & feeding, pork producing & feeding, lamb producing & feeding, packing & processing, purveying & trading, oilseeds producing, feedgrains producing, farm organizations and supply & service organizations.