EU, US Settle Trade Beef Over Meat Imports

Law360, Los Angeles (March 14, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT) -- The European Parliament on Wednesday signed off on a deal with the U.S. and Canada increasing the European Union's imports of hormone-free beef, signaling the end of a decades-old trade dispute.

The deal allows 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. Officials expect the measure, approved at its first reading, to take affect in August, the EP said.

"This long-lasting trading dispute will end today," EP member Godelieve...
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