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The EU could demand in greater detail the feeding of animals exclusively to grass, a point that was not being fulfilled.
Argentina may face difficulties to export meat to the EU under the Hilton quotas
30 January 2020
Less than a week after the announcement of the free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay), on June 28, the dispute is gaining momentum.
Why the Mercosur agreement is so criticized
4 July 2019
The trade deal recently reached between the EU and Mercosur countries is devastating for European farmers and exposes the bloc’s double standards, Pekka Pesonen, Secretary-General of the EU farmers and cooperatives’ association (Copa-Cogeca), told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
EU farmers boss: ‘Devastating’ Mercosur trade pact exposes Europe’s double standards
2 July 2019
Leo Varadkar, along with French President Emmanuel Macron and the Polish and Belgian Prime Ministers, has written to Jean Claude Juncker raising concerns over ongoing Mercosur talks.
Varadkar warns EU president of Mercosur threat for beef
19 June 2019
While EU/Mercosur trade agreement has entered “endgame” negotiations and could lead to a political agreement in the last week of June, AVEC representing the European poultry meat sector, raises the alarm bell!
EU poultry industry sector says no to the Mercosur Agreement
19 June 2019
The EU and Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) are still negotiating their long-awaited trade agreement. How close they are to conclude a deal continues to be uncertain.
Leaked documents confirm a weakening of animal welfare provisions with Mercosur
7 September 2018
After the farmers’ unions and the poultry industry, twelve Member States have written to the Commission to express concerns about its coming offer on market access for beef imported from Mercosur countries.
12 Member States write to defend Animal Welfare Standards in beef imports
2 October 2017