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Pork Industry: Trade Barriers and Other Factors Limit Federal Programs' Potential to Increase Exports

RCED-00-41 Published: Feb 01, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 03, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects that the U.S. cargo preference law and federal export assistance programs have on the pork export industry, focusing on the: (1) extent to which other countries' trade practices and the U.S. cargo preference law are impediments to exporting more pork products; (2) extent to which existing federal programs could be used to increase the export of pork products; and (3) potential for increased exports to strengthen the U.S. agricultural trade balance and improve producer prices.

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