USA hits back over hormone beef
THE USA has renewed its attack on the European Unions ban on hormone-treated beef.
Dan Glickman, US agriculture secretary, told the World Meat Congress in Dublin that the European Union (EU) ban was putting at risk global trade co-operation.
He said the USA was determined to “move forward firmly in seeing that the ban is lifted”.
Franz Fischler, EU agriculture commissioner, at the same conference, said the ban had been supported by the EU scientific committee on 30 April.
The USA will ask the World Trade Organisation on 3 June to authorise 100% tariffs on annual EU exports valued at $202 million (£125m).
Mr Fischler reiterated at the Dublin conference an EU proposal to compensate the USA for lost beef exports by lowering other trade barriers.
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- USA plays long game over beef, FWi, 17 May, 1999
- USA prepares sanctions against EU, FWi, 14 May, 1999
- USA squeezes EU over beef, FWi, 13 May, 1999
- Europe offers to compensate USA over beef, FWi, 12 May, 1999
- EU to maintain hormone beef ban, FWi, 05 May, 1999
- Financial Times 20/05/99 page 8