While most Asian countries are gradually easing social distancing restrictions and shifting toward a “living with COVID” approach to the pandemic, there are notable exceptions in Hong Kong and some areas of China. In these situations, authorities continue to impose strict public health regulations in an effort to stop further spread of the virus.

Joel Haggard, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, who is based in Hong Kong, offers his observations on how these restrictions are impacting importation, movement and consumption of U.S. red meat in the region.

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JOEL HAGGARD

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