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The U.S.-EU Beef Hormone Dispute


The United States and the European Union (EU) have engaged in a long-standing and acrimonious trade dispute over the EU's decision to ban hormone-treated meat. Despite an ongoing series of dispute settlement proceedings and decisions by the World Trade Organization (WTO), there is continued disagreement between the United States and the EU on a range of legal and procedural issues, as well as the scientific evidence and consensus concerning the safety of hormone-treated beef. To date, the EU continues to ban imports of hormone-treated meat and restricts most meat exports to the European Union to a limited quantity of beef imports that are certified as produced without the use of hormones. Starting in 1981, the EU adopted restrictions on livestock production limiting the use of natural hormones to therapeutic purposes, banning the use of synthetic hormones, and prohibiting imports of animals and meat from animals that have been administered the hormones. In 1989, the EU fully implemented its ban on imports of meat and meat products from animals treated with growth promotants. Initially the ban covered six growth promotants that are approved for use and administered in the United States. The EU amended its ban in 2003, permanently banning one hormone-estradiol-17β-while provisionally banning the use of the five other hormones.


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The U.S.-EU Beef Hormone Dispute  [Order No: R40449  Release Date: Dec 06,2010  Pages: 31]

The U.S.-EU Beef Hormone Dispute  [Order No: R40449  Release Date: Jan 19,2010  Pages: 31]

The U.S.-EU Beef Hormone Dispute  [Order No: R40449  Release Date: May 05,2009  Pages: 28]

The U.S.-EU Beef Hormone Dispute  [Order No: R40449  Release Date: Mar 19,2009  Pages: 27]