Discovery in 2003 of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) affected U.S. beef exports until 2017

Bar chart showing U.S. beef exports, in billions of U.S. dollars, to South Korea, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and the rest of the world from 2000 to 2022.

As exports of U.S. animal products have increased in recent years, so also have those of other countries. Exporters around the world face trade barriers, disruptions, and trade agreement provisions, which present challenges and opportunities for trade performance.

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