250,000 chickens per day: what could happen if NAFTA disappears

Reuters reports on what might happen if NAFTA talks collapse between Canada, the US, and Mexico.
calendar icon 23 January 2018
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US poultry exports to Mexico, valued at $1 billion each year, may face challenges if Mexico raises tarrifs as a response to the cessation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. A 75 percent tarrif would only add to the difficulties already faced by the US poultry industry as a result of the higher tarrifs China introduced in 2010.

According to the Reuters report, 250,000 chickens are processed each day at a major Texan plant. Higher tarrifs could lead to a flood of chicken in the US, owing to increased competition from Brazil.

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Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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