Eu Meat Industry

The EU-Japan deal is expected to boost meat sales

Experts praise EU/Japan EPA

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

The European Union (EU) economic partnership agreement with Japan – its sixth most important trading partner – struck on 6 July at an EU-Japan Summit in Brussels, will benefit the EU meat industry greatly, experts have said. 

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council; Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister; and Jean-Cluade Juncker, President of the EC

EU and Japan FTA to boost beef and pork sales

By Oscar Rousseau

The EU and Japan have reached what the bloc is calling its “most important bilateral agreement ever”, with the main principles of a free trade deal that will enhance meat exports essentially done. 

Japan's appetite for offal items, like liver, could be an good market for EU beef producers

Japan – an interesting market for EU offal?

By Oscar Rousseau

European beef producers could generate solid profits by exporting offal and prime beef to Japan and this makes the prospect of striking a trade deal with the nation a good idea.

New poultry stunning rules may affect quality, warns Dutch firm

New poultry stunning rules may affect quality, warns Dutch firm

By Carmen Paun, Brussels

New European Union (EU) rules on animal welfare, applicable from January 2013, might affect the quality of EU-made poultry meat, a spokesman for a major Dutch poultry producer has told an international conference in Brussels on the protection of animals...

EU-Japan look to free trade opportunity

EU-Japan look to free trade opportunity

By Carmen Paun and Wang Fangqing

A planned free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and Japan could end the Japanese BSE-linked ban on EU beef and veal imports, say industry representatives.


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