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Australian meat exports to Russia have slowed down

Australian beef exports to Russia slow down

By Carina Perkins

Australian beef exports to Russia have slowed despite a strengthening Russian economy, according to new data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

Japan is an important market for US meat exporters

US supports Japan TPP entry

By Carina Perkins

The US government has given its agreement to Japan joining the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a move welcomed by US meat bodies.

US calls for rapid response on agriculture trade barriers

US calls for rapid response on agriculture trade barriers

By Carina Perkins

US agriculture experts have called for Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators to ensure that any agreement includes a rapid response mechanism (RRM) to address sanitary and phyto-sanitary trade impediments and technical barriers to trade.

EU-Peru FTA comes into force

EU-Peru FTA comes into force

By Carina Perkins

A free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and Peru came into effect on a provisional basis last week (1 March 2013), improving opportunities for meat exporters in both countries.

Oman opens to Canadian cattle

Oman opens to Canadian cattle

By Carina Perkins

Oman has opened its doors to live cattle imports from Canada in an agreement worth an estimated $900,000 annually to the Canadian livestock industry,

TPP deal could open doors for US poultry

TPP deal could open doors for US poultry

By Carina Perkins

Mexico and Canada’s inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could provide an opportunity for US poultry producers if handled correctly by negotiators, according to industry leaders.

Chicken leg duty could damage US-Mexico trade, says report

Chicken leg duty could damage US-Mexico trade, says report

By Carina Perkins

A Mexican duty on US chicken leg quarter imports would damage the US poultry industry and leave many Mexican consumers unable to afford to eat poultry, according to a new report by Dermot Hayes PhD, professor of Economics and Finance at Iowa State University.

Paraguayan exports to fall 18-34% in 2012

Paraguayan exports to fall 18-34% in 2012

By Melodie Michel

Meat exports from Paraguay are expected to fall between 18% and 34% in 2012, despite remaining the second most-exported product in the country, the Paraguayan statistics centre (CADEP) has announced.