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Russian meat producers say they will back the government's opposition to the EU

Russia to fight EU retaliatory duty bid over pigmeat ban

By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia; and Keith Nuthall

The Russian government will fight an application by the European Union (EU) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for permission to impose retaliatory trade sanctions worth €1.39 billion over Moscow’s ban on EU pork and pigs.

Has Europe been out-muscled in Asia's lucrative pork market by the US and Brazil?

Pork flop: EU exports to Asia see downturn

By Oscar Rousseau

Has Asia lost its appetite for pork? Trade statistics for September show EU export sales to China, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea have declined year-on-year.

Phil Hogan, commissioner for agriculture, called the announcement a 'significant step change' in CAP reform

‘Fear’ and concern raised as EU reforms CAP

By Oscar Rousseau

Farm groups have issued a mixed response to the European Commission’s plan to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) by giving member states more powers.

Chile could pump more beef into Europe, but would truculent EU farmers welcome such as move?

EU and Chile meat sectors could benefit from revised trade deal

By Charles Newbery, Diana Yordanova and Keith Nuthall

The Chilean meat and livestock industry has welcomed the launch of talks between the European Union (EU) and the South American country on upgrading the current 14-year-old free trade deal between the two jurisdictions.

Reducing on-farm antibiotic use could 'jeopardise' animal health, the NPPC claim

WHO call to ban antibiotics ‘wrong’

By Oscar Rousseau

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call to stop farmers and the food industry from using powerful antibiotics preventatively is “wrong” and “ill-advised”, a US trade body has said.

Meat producers say a 'hard Brexit' - leaving the EU without a trade deal - would hurt the industry

UK meat industry warns of post-Brexit WTO tariffs

By Diana Yordanova

Meat sector organisations have warned a UK parliament committee that the industry will suffer dire consequences should Britain crash out from the European Union (EU) in March 2019 without having negotiated a Brexit deal with its current EU partners.