Donald Trump’s resounding win over Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States may create instability to the food market, including the egg and poultry industry.
Earlier this year, US egg industry representatives completed a first-ever trade mission in Mexico focusing on eggs and egg products. Both parties are hoping to increase trade and cooperation between their countries.
But with Trump at the helm, those hopes are in coma if not dead already.
Mexico is most likely looking for other sources of egg and poultry products now, no thanks to Trump’s unfriendly remarks on Mexicans and Latinos in general.
Trump also promised the following during his campaign: impose heavy tariffs on imports; exit the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed by former US President Bill Clinton to lower restrictions on trades involving the US, Canada and Mexico; build wall between the US and Mexico; and limit free trade to increase domestic jobs.
All these will have an effect to the global poultry industry. Whether it’s good or bad remains to be seen.