publication . Article . 2003

China as a Potential Market for U.S. Pork Exports

William A. Amponsah; Xiang Dong Qin; Xuehua Peng;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2003 Journal: Review of Agricultural Economics, volume 25, issue 1, pages 259-269
This study provides details of emerging opportunities for U.S. pork exporters following the U.S.-China WTO Accession Agreement. The Agreement will enable the United States to gain unprecedented access to the Chinese pork market. The United States enjoys comparative advantages in producing hogs at lower cost, higher quality, and greater efficiency. Moreover, Chinese preference for pork is highly complementary to that of U.S. consumers. Therefore, U.S. pork exporters are expected to target primarily the Chinese variety meats market. Although China is expected to remain a surplus pork production nation, demographic shifts could provide additional opportunities for ...
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