Wednesday February 26, 2020

Trade tariffs: Beef - it's on the table and on the menu

Nobody in Ireland’s livestock sector is confident that things are going to go their way

22nd October, 2016
Beef sector among those most at Brexit risk. Pic: Getty

Canada’s trade minister concluded yesterday that she would have to leave Brussels empty handed. Ceta, a proposed free-trade agreement that would eliminate 98 per cent of tariffs between Canada and the EU, was formally blocked by Belgium’s Walloon parliament late last week, after weeks of indications that the deal’s impact on social and environmental laws would prove a sticking point for the region.

The very next day, Argentina’s commerce secretary,...

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