US accord with Panama boosts beef sales in region
The US-Panama Trade Agreement took effect October 31, further enhancing market access for US beef in Central America.
The agreement grants immediate, duty-free access for high-quality beef cuts, as well as a 30 percent duty for all other beef cuts.
The US Meat Export Federation projects these market-access improvements will help boost beef exports to Panama to about $8.5 million in 2013.
Source: Beef Magazine