US Beef Approved for Export to Columbia

USMEF logo This week’s audio report from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses an important policy change occurring in the South American country of Colombia, and what this change means for U.S. beef producers. Following Colombia’s recent decision to remove restrictions related to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on certain bone-in cuts of beef, the U.S. beef industry has officially gained full access to the country for the first time since 2003.

In the report, Cheyenne McEndaffer, USMEF technical services manager, discusses how the removal of these restrictions will allow a wider range of U.S. beef cuts to be exported to Colombia, and how the removal of the export verification (EV) program will also help to lower production costs.

Listen to the full report here: USMEF Weekly Audio, Colombia Beef Access