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EU’s Mercosur deal ‘very disappointing for Irish beef sector’ – Creed

Allowing Mercosur states supply 99,000 tonnes of beef to EU ‘a very significant negative’

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has refused to rule out Ireland voting against the new EU-Mercosur trade deal at the EU Council of Ministers.

  • Barry Roche
  • The Irish Times

Farmers have expressed concern about the deal, sealed late on Friday, as it would allow 99,000 tonnes of South American beef into the European market annually.

Mr Creed described the deal, agreed between EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and the…

He said that notwithstanding the

EU’s Mercosur deal…

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