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What Does Global Trade do to Meat Economics?

Impact of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Controls on Exports: The Trade Tactic of Choice - Mr. Bill Westman, VP of International Trade, American Meat Institute, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Mr. Bill Westman, VP of International Trade, American Meat Institute, points out while the global production of livestock animals has been steady or in decline, meat production has increased due to the adoption of innovative technologies. Examples include genetic improvements, animal husbandry, and advances in feed technology.

Mr. Westman also discusses the importance of international trade for the meat industry and highlights several global supply and demand trends. One of the activities that trade exports must work through are impacts of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) controls on exports; he calls this the trade tactic of choice.

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