Egypt: Egyptian Standards Complicate Beef Trade

Since around August 2018, an increased level of U.S. beef liver shipments have been rejected at port due to a zero tolerance for Ractopamine, a commonly used veterinary drug. While the shipments tend to be below the Codex Alimentarius residue limits, Egypt is now maintaining a zero tolerance for the drug residues. Importers are facing high testing costs and lengthy delays. Some exporters have suggested that they may discontinue shipments to Egypt until the issue is resolved. 

Egypt: Egyptian Standards Complicate Beef Trade