Trade-Deal: Beef-Producers in Germany and Europe endangered

EU-Study about effects of free trade deals on the agriculture leaves out important parameters

Berlin, 18 November 2016 – Free trade deals like TTIP are expected to have negative long-term effects on several agricultural sectors in Europe. Requested by 20 EU farm ministers, the European Commission was pushed to carry out a scientific study on the impacts of twelve current and proposed trade agreements on European farmers. Especially the producers of beef, sheep and rice will have to expect drawbacks – in these sectors, the European trade balance will likely degrade. The initiative SME against TTIP also criticize the sole focus on tariff reductions, although the quality of our future agriculture will be mainly effected by the standards of environmental and consumer protection.

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