Trump Suggests Idea of Foreign Cattle Ban
Source: Reuters News Service, producer.com, May 20, 2020
Last year, Mexico was the third-biggest foreign beef supplier to the United States, behind Australia and Canada. Bans could reignite trade disputes.
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday the United States should consider terminating trade deals under which it imports cattle as he looks to help U.S. ranchers hit hard by the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
The U.S. imports cattle from Mexico and Canada to supplement domestic supplies at lower prices and to slaughter in American plants run by companies like Tyson Foods Inc. and JBS USA. Bans could reignite trade disputes.
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