Brazilian Beef Threat Halted by the EU

UK - Since new rules were applied to the Brazilian beef industry that demanded traceability, export trade to Europe has virtually come to a stand still.
calendar icon 24 April 2008
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According to The Herald, it could take Brazil's farmers some time to meet the standards required for exports on a significant scale to resume.

In the meantime, British beef producers have been enjoying a welcome boost to their prices.

According to a report delivered yesterday in Edinburgh to a gathering of farming journalists and MSPS, including Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead, Brazil may never again be as big a threat to the British beef industry.

The report was compiled by a group of 16 young farmers back from a study tour of Brazil that had attracted sponsorship from a wide range of sources, including the newly set up "Cameron Travel Scholarship Trust".

Whilst the group were acutely aware that the Brazilian authorities were only allowing them to see the best of Brazil's agriculture, they also noted that the country was increasingly targeting beef exports to new emerging markets in Asia and Africa.

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