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IPC meets in New Orleans, talks ASF, pays tribute to Sumner

As the International Poultry Council (IPC) met this week in New Orleans, a record number of attendees eyed both emerging opportunities and trade issues around the globe, with African Swine Fever (ASF) in China topping the list.

The first semester 2019 meeting marked a milestone as Jim Sumner stepped down as president after leading IPC in that role since its inception in 2005. Robin Horel, president and CEO of the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council, was elected president. Ricardo Santin, of the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein, was re-elected vice president. Sumner was elected treasurer.

See more in the April 22 edition of MondayLine.

U.S. poultry and egg products gain a new market as Tunisia allows imports

The United States and Tunisia have finalized U.S. export certificates to allow imports of U.S. poultry and egg products as well as beef into Tunisia, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced.

“President Trump continues to prioritize the opening of new markets for U.S. agricultural products, and we welcome Tunisia’s agreement to begin imports of U.S. beef, poultry, and egg products,” Lighthizer said.

See more in the April 22 edition of MondayLine.

U.S. broiler export volume rises over first two months of 2019 thanks to key markets

U.S. broiler exports for the first two months of 2019 decreased in value but increased in volume, according to new trade data released by USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.

Broiler exports through February were 535,024 metric tons, up 2.7 percent from the same period of last year, while export value was $485.3 million, down 9.2 percent (Figure 1). Of the total shipment, 51.9 percent or 277,731 tons were shipped to the top six markets, including Mexico, Taiwan, Cuba, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Guatemala.

See more information in the April 22 edition of MondayLine.

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