In a first, India allows imports of US pork



via AAJ.TV (Pakistan) - 11 Jan, 2022


WASHINGTON: The United States announced Monday that India would allow imports of US pork and pork products for the first time, welcoming the removal of an old block on US farm trade.


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai made the announcement in a statement.


"This new opportunity marks the culmination of nearly two decades of work to gain market access for US pork to India -- and it signals positive movement in US-India trade relations," Vilsack said.


At the Trade Policy Forum between the United States and India held in New Delhi in November 2021, Tai spoke at the time about the importance of access to the Indian market for American pork.


"We will continue working with the Indian government to ensure that the US pork industry can begin shipping its high-quality products to consumers as soon as possible," she said...