EU Ends Long-Running Beef Dispute With Canada

Law360, New York (March 17, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT) -- The European Union and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday that will provide a temporary solution to their long-running dispute over hormone-treated beef, which is banned in Europe.

Under the deal, Canada will drop all of its sanctions on European products, while the EU will increase market access opportunities for beef imports, according to the European Commission.

“Today's memorandum is an important step in solving this long-running dispute,” said EU trade spokesman John Clancy. “It will relieve EU exporters from the cost of paying sanctions...
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