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Nigeria Opens Market to Some U.S. Pork


January 13, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 13, 2022 – America now can export sausage and related merchandise to Nigeria, which yesterday introduced it’s partially opening its market to U.S. pork. The Nationwide Pork Producers Council welcomed the transfer by the West African nation.

“Nigeria has the biggest GDP of any African nation, with a inhabitants of simply over 211 million, we’re excited to be the primary U.S. protein to be allowed entry to the Nigerian market,” mentioned NPPC President Jen Sorenson. “NPPC thanks the U.S. Division of Agriculture and the federal government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for his or her efforts to succeed in an settlement that enables the U.S. pork trade to offer reasonably priced, healthful and nutritious merchandise to Nigerian customers.”

Whereas different U.S. pork merchandise – and beef and poultry – stay ineligible to be exported to Nigeria, NPPC is optimistic that the nation’s partial opening will result in extra entry for the U.S. pork trade.

The U.S. pork trade in 2021 (by way of November) exported greater than $7.5 billion of product to greater than 100 nations.

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NPPC is the worldwide voice for the U.S. pork trade, defending the livelihoods of America’s 60,000 pork producers, who abide by moral ideas in caring for his or her animals, in defending the atmosphere and public well being and in offering protected, healthful, nutritious pork merchandise to customers worldwide. For extra info, go to www.nppc.org

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