The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is a nonprofit trade association that works to create new opportunities and develop existing international markets for U.S. beef, pork, lamb and veal. Headquartered in Denver, USMEF has offices in Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Mexico City and London. USMEF also has special market representatives covering China, Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America and the Caribbean. It has eight distinct sectors, representing the entire U.S. production, processing and distribution system. Allied industries, which provide critical inputs to the red meat industry, are also active on the USMEF Board of Directors. USMEF receives funding and support from USDA, exporting companies and the beef, pork, corn, sorghum and soybean check-off programs.