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EU pork exports are tipped to grow over the next two years

EU pork exports tipped to grow

By Aidan Fortune

Uncertainty surrounding Brexit and African Swine Fever (ASF) has caused fluctuations in international pork markets, with EU exports tipped to rise in the next two years.

The EU and Canada have come to a zoning arrangement over ASF

Canada and EU agree ASF system

By Aidan Fortune

The EU and Canada have agreed to an African Swine Fever (ASF) zoning arrangement to allow for safe trade in the event of an outbreak of the disease.

The newly-reached EU-Mercosur deal has attracted criticism from the EU meat and farming industry

Backlash against Mercosur deal rages on

By Aidan Fortune

More representatives of the European meat industry have spoken out against the EU-Mercosur agreement reached last week that will see more produce from member states exported to Europe.

The EU-Mercosur agreement is expected to save EU businesses €4bn a year in reduced or removed tariffs

Mixed reaction to EU-Mercosur trade agreement

By Aidan Fortune

A trade deal between the EU and Mercosur has been agreed following 20 years of negotiations, however some questions have been raised regarding production standards.

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 green lights Irish beef fund

EU green-lights Irish beef fund

By Aidan Fortune

EU member states have agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50m available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100m.

Copa Cogeca adds voice to Mercosur concern

Copa Cogeca adds voice to Mercosur concern

By Aidan Fortune

European agricultural trade bodies Copa Cogeca have written to the European Commission calling for a measured approach to Mercosur negotiations.

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....

Irish farmers make beef fund demands

Irish farmers make beef fund demands

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has set out six principles for the distribution of the €100m fund pledged by the Government and the EU Commission to help beef farmers affected by Brexit.