More Competition in Meat Sales to the United States

An announcement has been made that the South American country has been authorized to export a type of beef produced without hormones or antibiotics, endorsed by the Department of Agriculture.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (Procomer):

The Department of Agriculture (USDA has authorized Uruguay to deliver a new meat product, according to the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) of this country, Tabaré Aguerre.

As stated, it is "a type of beef that meets conditions for production without the use of hormones or antibiotics" and in order for it to be exported to the United States it will have the seal of approval of the USDA.

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Brazil and Argentina to Export Fresh Beef to the US

July 2015

The United States has lifted the ban which has been in place since 2001 and authorized the resumption of imports of fresh beef from northern Argentina and 14 Brazilian states.

From a statement by the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

APHIS to Allow the Importation of Fresh Beef from Northern Argentina and 14 States in Brazil

Projected Rise in Meat Imports in USA

October 2014

Due to the contraction in domestic production, it is estimated that by the end of the year beef imports will have risen by 19% compared to 2013.

From statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER):

An increase is expected in imports of beef in the United States

Increased Global Demand for Beef

June 2013

It has been projected that in 2013 global beef exports will grow by 7.6%, approaching 9 million tons.

From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

Projections for 2013 indicate that the expansion of international trade of beef will continue, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), world beef exports will grow by 7.6% and will be located around 9 million tons.

U.S. Produces Less Beef

September 2012

Drought has affected livestock production in the United States by up to 4%, which means business opportunities for Central American producers.

A statement from the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) reads:

Drought could reduce by nearly 4% of beef production in the U.S.

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