US to export poultry products to Morocco for first time
THE United States of America will for the first export of poultry products into Morocco as the two countries have agreed to work together regarding this.
United States trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, and the country’s Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, jointly made the announcement on Tuesday, in a statement made available to the Nigerian Tribune.
“The Trump’s administration continues to prioritize the opening of new markets for the United States agricultural products. This new access to the Moroccan market is an important step in ensuring that American farmers and ranchers can continue to expand their exports,” Ambassador Lighthizer noted.
“I welcome Morocco’s agreement to allow imports of US poultry meat and products and the economic opportunities that will be afforded to US producers.”
“Opening new markets for American poultry and other agricultural products is a top priority. I am convinced that when the Moroccan people get a taste of US poultry products, they are going to want more of them,” Perdue posited.
“The products that will be exported into Morocco are safe, wholesome, and very delicious. This is also a good harbinger of the kind of relationship that can be developed. We hope there are other things we can cooperate on as USDA works to expand markets around the globe,” he concluded.
The United States is the world’s second-largest poultry exporter, with global sales of poultry meat and products of $4.3 billion last year. In May 2018, US exports of agricultural products exceeded $12 billion (latest data available).
Initial estimates indicate that Morocco would be a $10 million market, with additional growth over time. Recalled Morocco had prohibited imports of US poultry products. Officials from the Office of the US Trade Representative and the US Department of Agriculture worked with the Moroccan government to provide assurances on the safety of US