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Republic of Congo ban remains up in the air

USDA has yet to determine whether the Republic of Congo has actually imposed a nationwide ban on imports of poultry from the U.S.

Earlier reports – still unconfirmed – said that effective Feb. 7 Congo is restricting imports based on a detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a single wild duck in Montana in January, for which the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service made its obligatory notification to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

See more information in the Feb. 20 edition of MondayLine.

USAPEEC to co-sponsor Gulfood cooking demos

The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement was discussed with relative calm in a meeting between the leaders of the U.S. and Canada last week, but some behind-the-scenes activity suggested Canada and Mexico were looking to safeguard their interests should the pact be changed to their detriment.

President Donald Trump met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a sit-down absent of any apparent sparks. Trump also downplayed the idea that NAFTA faced a major overhaul, instead saying it only needed a “tweaking.”

See more in the Feb. 20 edition of MondayLine.

China broiler market to languish at least until the middle of 2017

Chinese broiler companies are facing the double-edged sword of weak demand and oversupply, which is expected to keep the market stagnant for another four or five months, according to reports from USAPEEC staff in China.

Not helping, of course, are reports that China’s lingering problems with highly pathogenic avian influenza has led to the deaths of nearly 80 people. The outbreak of H7N9 HPAI has caused live bird markets in many Chinese cities to be shuttered and has driven down prices of the yellow-feathered birds favored by many consumers.

See more in the Feb. 20 edition of MondayLine.

USAPEEC Meetings

USAPEEC announces Cancun, Mexico as the 2017
Annual Meeting Destination
June 12–16, 2017
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Resort

Early Bird registration and hotel information will be available in early March!

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Resort
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USAPEEC does not buy or sell poultry or eggs. However, it does facilitate the process between buyers and sellers, in order to accomplish its stated mission of helping to increase exports of U.S. poultry and egg products in the international marketplace. This section is devoted to helping buyers find sellers of specific products. Here, the buyer can request product information and learn more about available products through poultry and egg buyers guides.


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