EU postpones ban on US beef
by FWi staff
A EUROPEAN Union ban on imports of beef from the USA, due to come into force today (Tuesday), has been postponed by six months.
European officials threatened the ban earlier this year unless the USA agreed to guarantee that the beef it sent to Europe was produced without added hormones.
The threat came after some beef imports from the USA in April were found to contain traces of hormones although they were supposed to be hormone-free.
Brussels is expected to confirm today that the ban on US beef has been postponed until 15 December to allow time for a negotiated settlement.
- Europe seeks WTO ruling on sanctions, FWi, 04 June, 1999
- WTO approves hormone beef sanctions, FWi, 03 June, 1999
- Canada backs USA over hormone beef, FWi, 27 May, 1999
- WTO to discuss hormone beef, FWi, 24 May, 1999
- USA and EU start beef talks, FWi, 21 May, 1999
- USA hits back over hormone beef, FWi, 20 May, 1999
- Europe to challenge USA over beef, FWi, 18 May, 1999