US beef gains expanded access to Thailand


The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said recently that US beef has gained expanded access to Thailand. Bone-in and boneless beef from cattle of any age is now eligible for Thailand, as long as the slaughter date is on or after April 1, 2017. For product derived from cattle slaughtered on or after this date, all USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Export Verification (EV) Program requirements have been removed.

Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for Asia Pacific said, “Although Thailand is likely to remain a relatively small market for US beef, more exporters will now be interested in serving Thailand, where there are a number of foodservice and retail operations that want to feature American beef.” Still, US exporters should note that beef offal and offal products remain ineligible for Thailand, he added.


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