12 May 1999
Europe offers to compensate USA over beef
THE European Union (EU) is offering to pay the USA compensation for losses incurred by the EUs ban on beef treated with growth hormones.
The move, aimed to avoid the imposition of sanctions, will be made at meeting this week in Tokyo of senior trade officials from the two countries.
The USA is poised to impose sanctions on the EU if does not comply by tomorrow with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) to lift its import ban on the beef.
The WTO has ruled that the ban violates world trade rules because it is not supported scientific evidence that hormones damage health.
The EU says it will not meet the deadline because it is still studying the safety of hormones.
EU scientists claimed last week that hormone-treated beef may cause cancer.
- USA prepares sanctions against Europe, FWi, yesterday (11 May, 1999)
- EU to maintain hormone beef ban, FWi, 05 May, 1999
- US hormone beef could cause cancer – EU, FWi, 04 May, 1999
- Crunch approaches in beef hormone battle, FWi, 30 April, 1999
- Trade war looms over beef, FWi, 29 April, 1999
- Europe to ban American beef, FWi, 28 April, 1999
- EU vets vote on US beef ban, FWi, 27 April, 1999
- Beef and bananas on Luxembourg menu, FWi, 26 April, 1999
- Hormone beef ban provocative, FWi, 23 April, 1999
- Europe plans to ban all US beef, FWi, 22 April, 1999
- The Independent 12/05/02/99 page 17 (Briefing)
- Financial Times 12/05/99 page 6
- The Guardian 12/05/99 page 20 (In Brief)