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Earlier this week the Biden Administration announced that India has agreed to allow U.S. pork imports. The country’s decision to allow U.S. pork products to be imported signals a growing potential to tap into this historically untapped market. U.S. Ag Sec. Tom Vilsack says that the U.S. pork industry can begin shipping its high-quality products to consumers in India immediately, which will further solidify the U.S. position as the second-largest pork exporter in the world.

Despite the country containing the second-highest population on Earth, pork imports are considered small in the current landscape. India accounts for 1%, or $1.6 billion in farm exports for 2021. The agreement, however, ends a de facto ban on U.S. pork the country has maintained for decades.

Read more on pork exports to India here.


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