The Philippines has fully opened its market to U.S. beef and beef products of all ages. Imports of U.S. beef and beef products had been restricted to boneless beef and offal from cattle less than 30 months of age.

The U.S. exported $4.9 million of beef and beef products to the Philippines in 2003. U.S. beef exports to the Philippines reached $6.3 million in 2006 when partial market access was achieved. Under the new agreement, USDA estimates U.S. beef exports to the Philippines could double in 2008.

More than 100 countries now allow the entry of at least some U.S. beef and beef products.