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Russian meat producers say they will back the government's opposition to the EU

Russia to fight EU retaliatory duty bid over pigmeat ban

By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia; and Keith Nuthall

The Russian government will fight an application by the European Union (EU) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for permission to impose retaliatory trade sanctions worth €1.39 billion over Moscow’s ban on EU pork and pigs.

Mercosur talks haven't progressed as far along as some parties may have hoped

EU talks with Mercosur stall

By Oscar Rousseau

A political agreement outlining major points of a free trade deal between Mercosur and the EU has stalled, disappointing Brazilians who had hoped to wrap it up this week.

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.

The WTO ruled against Russia for the second time in the pork ban dispute

Russia loses appeal over EU pork import ban

By Oscar Rousseau

Russia has lost its appeal against a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling over its blanket ban on imports of pigs and pork products from the European Union (EU).

More than 700 people marched to protest EU poultry import dumping

EU hits out at South Africa's poultry dumping protest

By Oscar Rousseau

The European Commission has expressed concern after hundreds of people protested in Pretoria, South Africa, against EU poultry dumping that has forced profit-hit chicken processors to cut jobs. 

Russia's market has been closed to all EU pork products since 2014

WTO sets deadline to resolve Russia’s EU pork ban

By Oscar Rousseau

A final decision on Russia’s toxic and long-running trade ban on EU pork exports is set to be published within the next six weeks, according to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Obama administration threatening sanctions against EU over beef ban ©iStock

US reignites trade battle with EU over beef imports

By Louis Gore-Langton

US trade representatives have heeded calls from the country’s meat industry to act on ‘unfair and discriminatory’ rules on US beef imports to the EU – threatening to reopen a 20 year dispute and put sanctions on European products.

Over $100m worth of EU beef exported to the US with face higher tariffs

Top news stories from the festive holiday

By Oscar Rousseau

US tariffs on European Union (EU) meat exports, mergers and a string of avian influenza outbreaks are just some of the biggest stories you may have missed over the holiday season.

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