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Duck Data

The USDA attache’s office in New Delhi reports that India issued revised import rules last month for premium duck meat. The tariff was reduced from 30 percent to 5 percent, and standards were announced for selling the meat to at least three-star hotels and restaurants approved by the government. USDA analysts expect U.S. duck meat sales to India to increase by 80 percent over the short to medium-term. Keep in mind that the U.S. is far from being the largest duck producer or exporter. China is the largest producer, though the U.S. industry claims to be the world’s sixth largest exporter with Canada and Mexico as major markets.  Over 60 percent of the ducks are produced in Indiana. They are overwhelmingly the White Pekin var...

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