Nicaragua Wants Larger Beef Quota in US

Entrepreneurs in the sector have asked for the opening up of a new export quota of 36 thousand tons per year, in addition to the quota of 15,500 tonnes established in the CAFTA-DR.

Friday, August 26, 2016

n>To minimize the effect felt by that the entry of meat from Brazil to the US under the quota for  "Other countries", within which Nicaragua currently exports, entrepreneurs in the meat sector have asked the US government for the ability to increase sales through an additional quota, of a total of 36 thousand tons a year.

See "Brazilian Competition for Nicaragua Beef Exports to US" reports that "...According to entrepreneurs in the meat industry, Nicaragua has taken the most advantage of the quota for 'Other countries'; which allows meat to be exported to the United States with tariff advantages. In 2015, Nicaragua exported 45,500 tons of meat to the US using the advantages of the agreement, which far exceeds the 15,500 tons given in CAFTA, which according businessmen would incur tariffs on the difference."

"... According to entrepreneurs, if Brazil comes into this quota it will fill it very fast and Nicaragua will only be able to use its quota under CAFTA, which as mentioned is only 15,500 tons. "

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