Clinching the TPP terms paves the way for the US to tackle the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership with the EU

Cattlemen praise positive outcome to US trade talks

By Rod Addy

The successful conclusion to Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, which focused on removing trade barriers between the US and several Pacific Rim countries, has been welcomed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).

Beef producers want to make the most of the tariff cuts

Five Nations Beef Alliance calls for beef deal

By Aidan Fortune

Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this month.

Russia has limited imports from Brazil and Paraguay

Russia restricts South American meat imports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has recently introduced restrictions on beef imports from several Brazilian companies and has refused entry of a large shipment of meat from Paraguay.

Paraguay is among the world's leading beef exporters

Paraguayan beef exports soaring

By Helen Arnold

Beef exports from Paraguay have increased significantly in the past two years, thanks to the growth of its cattle herd, which has resulted in the volume of exports increasing by 55%, and their value soaring by 70% to $1.3 billion.

The ban includes chicks and hatching eggs

Ecuador latest to impose nationwide ban on US poultry

By Mike Sheen

The Ecuadorian agricultural authority Agrocalidad has banned all imports of live foul, poultry meat and poultry products, as well as genetic material, including chicks and hatching eggs, from the US, in response to the recent avian influenza outbreaks.

India widened its lead over Brazil as the top global beef exporter

Global beef export forecast revised upwards

By Oli Haenlein

World beef export predictions for 2015, made last October by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), have been revised to nearly 3% higher to a record 10.2 million tons (mt).

US producers will be able to export slaughter cattle to Mexico for the first time in more than a decade

Mexico and Peru remove barriers to trade for US

By Georgi Gyton

US beef and pork producers have gained greater access to the markets in Mexico and Peru, after new agreements were reached, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Grupo Campeón decided to import the product after visiting USMEF at a trade exhibition

US lamb supplied to Guatemala

By Eleanor Mackay

Lamb from the United States has been introduced to the Guatemalan foodservice sector, the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has announced.

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

By Georgi Gyton

A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect on global markets. We take a look at some of the biggest stories making the headlines this year, including PEDv, African swine fever and avian influenza.

Smugglers use specially stripped out cars to move contraband meat. Credit: Policía Fiscal y Aduanera, Cucuta

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Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia

By James Bargent, in Cúcuta, Colombia

The Venezuelan government’s economic policies have created a boom in the smuggling of contraband meat and livestock to neighbouring Colombia. The trade is pushing down Colombian prices, putting consumers at risk and threatening the country’s hopes of...