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NAFTA deal with Mexico near, McKinney says

Mexico is just as near the U.S. as Canada, geographically speaking, but it seems to be a whole lot closer to an agreement on a revised NAFTA.

That was the word this week from USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney who said during a speech in Michigan that, “I think we’re very near with Mexico. There’s some things we’ve got to work through, but I think we’re very near.”

While he said that an agreement on a trade deal is “probably already very close” with Mexico, the situation with Canada is not the same.

See more in the July 2 edition of MondayLine.

COLOM-PEQ holds annual board meeting

Colombia Poultry Export Quota, Inc. (COLOM-PEQ) conducted it’s annual board of directors meeting this week in New Orleans where Saher Rizk of Mirasco was named as the new chairman of the board.

COLOM-PEQ, an export trading company (ETC), is tasked with managing auctions under a duty free quota for U.S. chicken leg quarters, which was created as part of the implementation of the U.S-Colombia trade promotion agreement.

See more in the July 2 edition of MondayLine.

U.S. turkey products showcased at Fine Food New Zealand show

USAPEEC showcased U.S. turkey products last week at Fine Food New Zealand in Auckland. Utilizing Market Access Program (MAP) funds, it was the first time USAPEEC has exhibited at the bi-annual show since gaining market access for turkey products in December 2016.

In addition to U.S. turkey samples being prepared at the USAPEEC booth, USAPEEC chef Linh Tin prepared rolled roasts, tenderloins, ground turkey, meatballs, turkey bacon and turkey burgers – provided by Butterball - at the UNOX oven booth.

See more information in the July 2 edition of MondayLine.

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