After a 14-year ban, the U.S. will resume its beef exports to China, boosting President Donald Trump’s efforts to reduce the country’s trade deficit with China and other countries, 100% Fed Up reports.
The Chinese imposed a ban on American beef products in 2003 amid fears of mad cow disease.
But Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based newspaper The Gazette reported on Wednesday that U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad will be serving to Chinese officials the famous Nebraska prime rib on Friday night.
President Trump also took to Twitter to announce this development: “After 14 years, US beef hits Chinese market. Trade deal an exciting opportunity for agriculture.”
Last week’s shipment by a South Omaha meatpacker is reportedly the first shipment of American beef to China since 2003, according to The Gazette.
U.S. trade officials have sought to finalize a deal this month with the Chinese.