Trade US beef gains new market access in Morocco
In 2017, the United States was the world’s third largest beef exporter, with global sales of beef and beef products valued at $7.3 bn. As of November 2018, US exports of agricultural products to Morocco exceeded $512 mill. Initial estimates indicate that Morocco would be an $80 mill. market for US beef and beef products. Morocco had prohibited imports of US beef.
Under the leadership of USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Amb. Gregg Doud and the direction of US Department of Agriculture’s Ken Isley, US and Moroccan officials met to negotiate a health certificate and the terms for the import of US high quality and standard quality beef into Morocco.