Industry & Markets

IMTA urges frictionless trade in manifesto

IMTA urges frictionless trade in manifesto

By Aidan Fortune

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has urged more access for UK meat as well as free and frictionless trade in its latest manifesto.

EU/US agreement on hormone-free beef imports welcomed

EU/US agreement on hormone-free beef imports welcomed

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

The European Commission’s agreement with the United States (US) that 35,000 tonnes (t) of a European Union (EU) 45,000t import quota for hormone-free beef will be allocated to the US, has been accepted by EU meat producers and welcomed by US exporters....

EU leaders express ‘deep concern’ over Mercosur

EU leaders express ‘deep concern’ over Mercosur

By Aidan Fortune

The leaders of Ireland, France, Poland and Belgium have written a joint letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressing their “deep concern” over the Mercosur deal and its potential effect on their respective agricultural industries....

China and Britain has reached an agreement for the trade of beef in a deal worth £230m over five years

China agrees market access for British beef

By Aidan Fortune

British beef has been given the green light for commercial exports to China, following a series of inspections by Chinese delegates, in a deal worth £230m over five years.

K+G Wetter has launched a new bowl cutter for the meat industry

K+G Wetter unveils new industrial bowl cutter

By David Challis

Meat processing machinery specialist K+G Wetter has launched an industrial bowl cutter which aims to combine increased efficiency with a focus on improving hygiene.

Damate's new turkey processing facilty in Penza Oblast

Damate commissions Europe's biggest turkey plant

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Damate has opened a new turkey meat processing plant in Penza Oblast, Russia, with a planned production capacity of 155,000 tonnes (t) per year.

US meat industry calls for USMCA deal

US meat industry calls for USMCA deal

By Aidan Fortune

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has lent its support to more than 950 organisations representing the US food and agriculture industries to urge the Government to swiftly ratify the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).