EU Committee Backs Proposal To Allow More Outside Beef

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 4:02 PM EST) -- European Union lawmakers moved forward a proposal on Friday to raise the bloc's import quota for hormone-free beef, in an effort to help put an end to the EU's long-running trade dispute with the U.S. and Canada over its ban on hormone-treated beef imports.

The international trade committee of the European Parliament unanimously backed the concession, which would allow outside countries to sell EU nations a total of 48,200 metric tons of duty-free beef from cows that have not been treated with growth hormones.

The measure...
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