Is the EU-Mercosur trade agreement a threat to EU poultry production?
European poultry association claims its interests have been sacrificed to secure a deal. But are their concerns justified?
News that the EU has reached a free trade agreement with South America’s Mercosur trade bloc has provoked strong reactions from European farmers’ groups. While criticism from the beef sector was widely expected, negotiators may be surprised by the degree of anger expressed by the EU poultry sector – which says its interests have been sacrificed to secure a deal.