Exports of U.S. Beef Allowed Into Morocco
The Department of Agriculture reports that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and beef products under the terms of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement. According to a USDA press release, initial estimates indicate that Morocco, which had previously prohibited imports of U.S. beef, would be an $80 million market for U.S. beef and beef products. USDA notes that in 2017 the U.S. was the world’s third-largest beef exporter, with global sales of beef and beef products valued at $7.3 billion.
U.S. and Moroccan officials have also discussed improvements to the administration of Morocco’s wheat tariff-rate quota and other agriculture and sanitary and phytosanitary issues and will continue this work through the FTA’s agriculture and SPS subcommittees.