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Brazil intends to fight EU restrictions on poultry imports

Brazil to dispute EU restrictions against poultry meat at WTO

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

Brazil’s agriculture minister Blairo Maggi has announced that his country, as “the world’s second-largest producer and largest poultry exporter”, wants to contest the European Union (EU)’s restrictions on poultry meat exports at the World Trade Organization...

The EU's deal with Mexico is expected to boost port exports

EU-Mexico trade agreement to boost pork exports

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed, on 21 April in Brussels, a momentous revised trade deal meaning 99% of products will be traded duty-free, and potentially substantially increasing the EU’s pork exports to Mexico.

Meat from 20 Brazilian companies has been banned from the EU

Brazil unhappy as European Commission drafts ban on meat exports

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

The European Commission has proposed stopping 20 Brazilian companies exporting meat products into the European Union (EU), following a unanimous vote at the 18-19 April European Commission special committee of member state experts on plants, animals,...

Hormone-treated beef could cause consumer concern among UK consumers

BMPA warns UK over hormone-treated beef post-Brexit

By Ashley Williams

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has urged the British Government to understand the full consequences of importing hormone-treated beef as part of a potential post-Brexit trade deal.

Irish farmers accuse EU of naivety

Irish farmers accuse EU of naivety

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has accused EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström of being naive to believe that the Brazilians are going to conform to the rules in any Mercosur trade agreement with the EU, especially with regard to meeting...