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May 14, 2013

Poultry organizations call for “real and meaningful market access” to European Union

Poultry organizations call for "real and meaningful market access" to European Union if trade pact is to be successful
In comments filed jointly today with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the National Chicken Council, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, and the National Turkey Federation said that for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations to be successful, the final agreement must result in "real and meaningful market access to the European market for U.S. poultry." Otherwise, the three organizations "will seriously question the need to support such a bilateral trade agreement." The groups pointed out that in 1996 the European Union erected non-scientific and unjustifiable non-tariff trade barriers that have prevented U.S. poultry from being exported to the European market. Further, during the past 17 years, the U.S. government has been less than successful in having the European Union begin to provide for fair market access for U.S. poultry. Read More

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