EU hails draft deal to boost US beef imports

EU hails draft deal to boost US beef imports


The European Commission says it’s reached an agreement with the United States to allow more hormone-free U.S. beef onto the European market.

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The commission said Friday the “in-principle” deal would allow U.S. farmers to export 35,000 tons of beef to the bloc. The increased tonnage will be phased in over seven years. Other countries will share a further 10,000-ton beef quota.

It could end a long-running dispute over EU beef import restrictions.

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