Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
European Union
Commodity Group
Meat
Commodity
All
Date
01/09/2017
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Free Trade Agreement
Description
Approved the Canada-EU Trade Agreement which entered into force provisionally on 21 September 2017 after its approval by EU Member States, expressed in the Council, and by the European Parliament. Under the agreement, the EU will grant Canada tariff rate quotas (TRQs) over six years for almost 50 000 MT for beef, 3 000 MT for bison, and 75 000 MT for pigmeat. For Canadian beef exported to the EU within the existing high-quality beef quota, the duty will drop from 20 percent to zero. All beef imports to the EU will continue to be subject to EU requirements regarding growth promotants, antimicrobial treatments and sanitary inspection equivalence.