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Alarm as trade deal could see South American beef flood EU market

  • 6 Apr 10:11

Alarm as trade deal could see South American beef flood EU market ‘Deep alarm’ has been expressedat progress on a Mercosur trade deal between the EU and South America, which includes proposals for a tariff rate quota for beef. ICSA president Patrick Kent has said its worst fears are beginning to crystallise with a proposal which he says would be utterly disastrous for the beef sector here. According to Kent, a tariff rate quota implies thousands of tons of tariff-free South American beef ‘flooding’ the EU market which will be devastating for Irish beef exports. “I am calling on the Minister for Trade Richard Bruton to immediately make strong representations that Ireland will not accept beef being sold out. Read more...