EU and Canada settle cattle battle at the WTO

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Oct 24, 2017

The European Union and Canada have ended a 21-year dispute over hormone-treated meat after agreeing a wider trade agreement, they said in a filing published by the World Trade Organization in October.

The dispute over hormones was at the heart of the long-running Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations, and by 2013 sources close to the talks said the EU was offering 40,000 tonnes against Canada’s demand for 100,000 tonnes per year.

The eventual deal allowed Canada to raise its exports to the EU in stages to 50,000 tonnes of duty-free beef, as well as 80,000 tonnes of pork and 100,000 of wheat.

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