Copa and Cogeca have written to European Union (EU) Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, calling for agriculture not to be sold off in trade talks with Mercosur. In January 2018, Copa and Cogeca, announced their opposition to the EU move to raise its offer on beef significantly to 99 000 ton in the Mercosur trade talks, saying it was unacceptable. The farming bodies, Copa and Cogeca oppose the EU move to give further concessions on agriculture in return for gains in other economic sectors to the Latin America trade bloc, Mercosur. – Global Meat news

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