China recently ended its more severe COVID restrictions. U.S. Meat Export Federation Vice President for Asia-Pacific Joel Haggard says the move should help open new opportunities for U.S. red meat as the restaurant industry rebounds. Another COVID wave remains a threat. “One factor that will supercharge the wave of COVID cases is the vast movement of the population before the Chinese New Year.” Haggard expects a record year for U.S. beef. “U.S. beef exports to China have been stellar this year; I think there’s optimism for next year because so many restrictions are being lifted and international travel should resume closer to normal.”
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