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NPPC lobbying leads to US trade sanctions against Thailand

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Source and photo credit: The Pig Site

The US Trade Representative (USTR) announced it is suspending $817 million in trade preferences for Thailand under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme because the country hasn’t made sufficient progress providing the United States with “equitable and reasonable market access” for pork products. The decision follows a 2018 petition by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) asking the USTR to review Thailand’s eligibility for the GSP programme, one that offers duty-free treatment to certain goods entering the United States.
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