Port Woes Hit US Meat Exports
Richard Smith DTN Tokyo Correspondent
Tue Feb 24, 2015 09:43 AM CST

TOKYO (DTN) -- Japanese imports of U.S. meat have been seriously affected by the West Coast port slowdown, and soybean users here have also been struggling because of delays.

Even with the issue being resolved, some say it will take a number of months before the situation returns to normal here.

Importers have not been able to get U.S. refrigerated pork and refrigerated beef as planned, while shipments of frozen pork have been delayed, said Tatsuo Iwama, secretary general of the 26-member Japan Meat Traders Association.

Canadian and Mexican refrigerated pork shipments have also been affected. In some cases, the ...

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