AUSTRALIA: UK NFU slammed for avoiding WTO rules
Angry Australian farmers have blasted the National Farmers Union (NFU) in the UK for using foot and mouth disease as an excuse to avoid the rules on free trade established by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). At a National Farmers' Federation conference held yesterday in Canberra, president of the NFU Ben Gill stressed that Australia would not be permitted to increase meat exports to Britain. Gill argued that moving meat over such long distances creates hygiene problems, but Australian farmers believe the suggested ban is a protectionist measure. They threatened to take international action if a ban on beef or lamb exports to the UK is implemented.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
Paid just-food members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.
I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- 2017: three major drivers of M&A strategy
- Comment: Premier has more to ponder than Brexit
- The food market in 2017 - consumer trends and M&A
- Trump seen as negative for global food trade
- Analysis: B&G Foods balancing growth and decline
- Premier Foods issues profit warning
- Nestle mum on Mead Johnson takeover talk
- Mondelez sells Vegemite to Bega
- Kellogg to slash 250 jobs
- Lindt sees FY sales acceleration on Europe growth