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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.

China authorises Costa Rican imports

China authorises Costa Rican imports

By Melodie Michel

China has approved three Costa Rican plants for exports to its market, according to Costa Rican Agriculture Minister Gloria Abraham Peralta.

US horse slaughter would not solve welfare issues, says HSUS

US horse slaughter would not solve welfare issues, says HSUS

By Melodie Michel

A New Mexico rancher’s application to open the country’s first horse abattoir since lifting a ban on such slaughter has been met with controversy, with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) saying the practice “runs counter to American values”.

Argentina denies non-compliance to WTO regulations

Argentina denies non-compliance to WTO regulations

By Melodie Michel

Argentina has rejected a joint statement issued by 14 World Trade Organisation (WTO) members, asking it to remove the import restrictions it recently implemented, as “unjustified”.

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