RS20242 - U.S.-European Union Agricultural Trade: The Veterinary Equivalency Agreement
26-Jun-1999; Geoffrey Becker; 3 p.
Abstract: On July 20, 1999, the United States and the European Union (EU) finally signed an agreement establishing the process for recognizing the equivalency of each other's safety and sanitary standards for animal products. The agreement covers more than 40 types of animal products-including live animals, meats such as beef and pork, dairy and egg products, seafood, pet foods, and byproducts such as fats and hides. The agreement, which culminates more than 6 years of negotiations, covers two-way trade in various animal products valued at about $3 billion annually. This report will be updated as events warrant. [read report]
Topics: International, Agriculture