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EU-US Beef Deal Worries Austrian Farmers

06 August 2019

AUSTRIA - Austrian cattle farmers are concerned that the recently-announced beef deal between the European Union (EU) and the United States could impact their livelihoods, according to an industry interest group.

The deal announced on Friday means that the United States will be able to increase its beef exports to the EU, which will eventually reach up to 35,000 tons annually within seven years.

In response, Werner Habermann, head of Austrian industry representative group Arge Rind, warned of "cheap imports" and urged Austrian consumers to remain loyal by purchasing domestic meat.

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Source: Xinhua Online

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