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Nigeria partially opens the market for US pork

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The African country announced last week it will approve imports of sausages and similar products from the USA.

Posted on Jan 19 ,06:44

Nigeria partially opens the market for US pork

The United States now can export sausage and similar products to Nigeria, which last week announced it is partially opening its market to US pork. The National Pork Producers Council welcomed the move by the West African nation, as these are the first animal protein products from the US declared eligible in the Nigerian market.
"Nigeria has the largest GDP of any African country, with a population of just over 211 million, we are excited to be the first US protein to be allowed access to the Nigerian market. NPPC thanks the US Department of Agriculture and the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for their efforts to reach an agreement that allows the US pork industry to provide affordable, wholesome and nutritious products to Nigerian consumers," said NPPC President Jen Sorenson.

While other US pork products – and beef and poultry – remain ineligible to be exported to Nigeria, NPPC is optimistic that the country’s partial opening will lead to more access for the US pork industry. From January through November 2021, the US pork industry exported more than $7.5 billion of product to more than 100 countries, according to USDA data. Also, this month, India opened its market for US pork and pork products.

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