The free trade agreements Congress recently passed with South Korea, Panama and Colombia will eliminate tariffs on most U.S. exports, allowing for Delaware's poultry producers to increase exports, according to a report

"It's not a lead-pipe cinch that automatically [poultry] products will be flowing to those countries, but it does set the stage for the export business to go forward to those markets," Delaware Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee said.


Delaware’s poultry industry has been hindered in the past by restrictive tariffs, but the tariffs will be eliminated or significantly reduced over time due to the FTAs, creating a market for the legs, gizzards and knees that U.S. poultry consumers aren't as likely to eat.

The American Farm Bureau estimates Delaware's poultry export sales to South Korea, Panama and Colombia will increase by $1,623,300 annually.