Business & Policy
NAFTA’s end could hit U.S. poultry hard
Mexico could slap huge tariff onto U.S. chicken and turkey.
January 24, 2018, Palestine, Texas/Mexico City – Workers at the Sanderson Farms plant in Palestine, Texas, are cutting up chickens for export to Mexico, a market that has become a pillar of the town’s economy and a key focus of the U.S. poultry sector.
The facility’s roughly 1,000 employees process a quarter of a million chickens a day, with parts zipping along racks to a packing area where legs and thighs are prepared for delivery to the United States’ southern neighbor.
But the Mexican market may find its way to the chopping block if talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement collapse and President Donald Trump makes good on a threat to pull out of the 1994 deal with Canada and Mexico.
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