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Britain's top three export destinations are Ireland, France and the United States. © iStock

UK food and drink exports post record Q1 growth

By Will Chu

Britain’s food and drink exports remain robust thanks to the weaker pound with UK food and drink exports for Q1 2017 valued at £4.9 billion (€5.6 billion), according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

The EU had been expected to make a statement on its implementation plans this week

Europe accepts WTO chicken defeat with China

By Oscar Rousseau

The EU will amend import rules for Chinese chicken after a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel sided against the European bloc in a trade quarrel that stretches back two years.

Australia is on its (quad) bike to grow red meat sales in Britain as Brexit threatens trade

Export drive as Australia tests fragile UK politics

By Oscar Rousseau

UK political uncertainty has pushed Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) to fire the starter gun on non-EU countries clambering to expand market access in Britain, as the country moves towards Brexit.

'Once outside the EU the UK must develop its own external tariffs, and may find itself subject to the high external tariffs applied by the EU to agricultural products—to the detriment of UK farmers and food manufacturers.' ©iStock/Nerthuz

Brexit could pose GM headache for UK

By David Burrows

The UK’s food sector will face “enormous challenges” following Brexit, both in relation to trade with Europe and within its own borders, according to a report by the House of Lords EU energy and environment subcommittee.

State of the Industry: Global Meat 2017 provides exclusive data on trading trends

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Drive to cut meat eating had biggest impact last year

By Oscar Rousseau

Pressure from all angles to cut meat consumption for health or environmental reasons had the single biggest impact on the industry last year, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

Brazil's pork production is expected to rise this year too

Brazil meat scandal: limited damage to pork

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil is continuing to grow its pork exports and even the recent meat corruption scandal had little to no impact on rising volume trade, Rabobank has claimed. 

MHP's activity is driving up the overall total of Ukraine's poultry exports

Ukraine poultry company sees strong export growth

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In the first quarter of 2017 Ukraine’s largest poultry processor MHP exported 49,150 tonnes (t) of poultry, 60% more than during the same period of the last year, the company’s press service has revealed.

Petition organisers attacked the 'fat cat meatpackers' who, they claim, undercut US beef

US petition seeks to ban Brazilian beef imports

By Oscar Rousseau

A US beef industry-backed petition wants 100,000 signatures to put pressure on the White House to, in its own words, “ban unsafe imports” of Brazilian meat.

France-based Interpol is an international police force battling many forms of criminality

Brazil's meat firms face fraud attacks

By Kakie Roubaud

Interpol wants international assistance in its investigation into alleged fraud against the Brazilian pork and poultry industry, with one trade association admitting the sector has been hit with external attacks, GlobalMeatNews can reveal.

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