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The British Poultry Council has defended domestic food standards

British Poultry Council defends UK animal welfare standards

By Ashley Williams

The British Poultry Council has pledged it will not compromise on the UK’s animal welfare and food safety standards in pursuit of new trade deals following the US Trade Representative’s disapproval of EU measures in its latest report.

The US meat industry is expressing concern over escalating trade battles

US China trade battle

US beef sector unsettled by threat of Chinese duties

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

US beef industry representatives are voicing consternation over the Chinese Government’s announcement that the country is preparing retaliatory sanctions against beef exports as part of its escalating trade war with the USA.

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.

US cattle organisations question grizzly bear decision

US cattle organisations question grizzly bear decision

By Aidan Fortune

The US Public Lands Council (PLC), National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), and Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) have expressed disappointment at the Department of the Interior’s announcement in support of introducing grizzly bears in...

US agrees state-level regulation with South Korea

US agrees state-level regulation with South Korea

By Aidan Fortune

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an agreement with the government of South Korea to place trade restrictions at the state level instead of the country level during any future highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) detections.

Japan becomes biggest US export market

Japan becomes biggest US export market

By Kathryn Wortley, in Tokyo

Japan is now the United States’ leading export market for beef, in value and volume, and largest market for pork exports in value, according to 2017 trade data released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).