International Trade Policy

Exports are extremely important for the rendering industry. Almost twenty percent of U.S. rendered production is sold overseas to top markets including Mexico, China, Indonesia, Chile, Singapore, the European Union, and Canada. These exports generate U.S. jobs and support domestic prices.

NARA encourages free and open trade between countries and works with the U.S. government and international trading partners to expand export opportunities for rendered products. Maintaining current markets is also a priority since loss of foreign access can occur, often quickly, due to an animal disease outbreak, political conflict, or other reason.

The rendering industry supports foreign trade agreements that promote increased market access by reducing or eliminating import duties, quotas, and non-tariff barriers. Strong science-based sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements are also important in these agreements.

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The North American Renderers Association (NARA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not discriminate in the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.

As a participant in USDA programs, we share the commitment to comply with all federal, state and local civil rights laws and those of the USDA. More about this commitment is available on the USDA website page here.