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EU insists in good sanitary standards for Mercosur produce, if a deal is to be reached

Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 09:18 UTC
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European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan insisted there would be “no deal” with Mercosur unless negotiators are fully satisfied strong standards will apply to all produce. It comes as another round of the negotiations on Mercosur got under way in Brussels this week. Read full article

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  • Brasileiro

    EU go to US.

    Apr 26th, 2018 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • The Voice

    I have always thought that Nostrils and Twinkle were completely insanitary.

    Apr 26th, 2018 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    The EU is unable to enforce 'sanitary standards' on it's own member countries (particularly Eastern Europe and Greece) so I don't see how it's going to be able to enforce them in SA.

    Apr 27th, 2018 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    The EU actually believes its own hype about being the strongest trading bloc. What it means by that is that it thinks it can bully anyone. Now, I don't really mind it bullying Mercosur. But what gets me is this particular point as raised by an Irish european. “Sanitary” and “phytosanitary” he says. But if the French got some snails with their lettuce they'd be delighted. Same goes for bits of amphibians. Germans would probably be okay if decomposition and fermentation was already underway. Both the French and Italians would be happy if there was already mould on cheese. Ditto the iffy milk that they call yoghurt. of course, he might be a bit concerned about various parts of Irish farming, but it's unlikely. He's a true yellow europhile now. Has to be to get the job he's got. He's quids in. Nice cushy job and he doesn't have to go short when Irish agriculture collapses. As it will. Starting about 11 months from now.

    Apr 27th, 2018 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    As somebody who earns his living in Irish agriculture I find that I have to agree with Conqueror on this. The Irish economy, particularly agriculture will be dead on it's feet after the UK leaves the EU. Especially as the EU holds the Mercosur/EU agreement over our heads, which would apparently allow 70,000 tons of SA beef amongst other things into Europe, unless we toe the line over the RoI/NI border. In some places that would be called blackmail.

    Already an estimated 30% of Kerry farms are no longer being worked as farms compared with 10 years ago. Will the EU step in and help the Irish economy like it did when the banks collapsed..er no..wait a minute that wasn't the EU that was the UK.

    We should join with the UK and tell the Brussels junta to feck off.

    Apr 28th, 2018 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    All of a sudden, what's the REAL motive behind the ban? Hadn't they [and the rest of the consumers] already been eating the same rotten meat and the other beautifully packed rotten stuff for AGES?

    Apr 28th, 2018 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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