Donald Trump’s trade policies, could damage the USA’S future pigmeat exports, causing a knock-on impact on other exporters, including the UK, according to one pork producer.
“President Trump has been supporting a protectionist, anti-globalisation agenda which he believes will support the US manufacturing business,” said the producer.
“However, such a stance could damage US pigmeat exports and, being the largest global exporter, this could impact on other exporters, including the UK.”
US tariff-free access to Mexico could be under threat, but this move may ultimately benefit other pork exporters.
The withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was a disappointment to the US pig industry, with Japan being the second-largest destination for US pork exports.
On the other hand there has been interest from both parties in establishing a closer trading relationship between the USA and the UK.This has “unsurprisingly” been welcomed by the US pig industry.