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Max Green


Max writes on a range of issues affecting the meat and livestock industry for IEG Policy and IEG Vu. He began overseeing Agra Europe’s coverage of the sector in 2010 after eight years editing other Informa titles.

He previously lived and studied in South America and has worked on specialised meat and animal feed newsletters for Brazil’s Informa Economics FNP and Germany-based FO Licht. He has two Masters degrees – one from the University of London and the other from Brunel University.

As well as market trends, he likes to explore the intersection between trade, politics and regulations on animal health and welfare. He most often writes about developments in the EU, but really enjoys uncovering news from further afield, especially Latin America, Asia and Russia.

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US takes issue with Thailand over pork trade barriers

The US is to review Thailand’s eligibility for trade preferences after American pork producers said the Asian country was unfairly depriving them of meaningful market access.

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Qatar reopens market to Russian poultry products

Qatar has agreed to resume purchases of Russian poultry products after receiving reassurances from Moscow over avian flu controls.

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EU to close loophole that allows tariff-free import of Ukrainian poultry

The European Commission is taking active steps to close a loophole that is allowing large volumes of Ukrainian poultrymeat to enter the EU without paying tariffs, members of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee heard this week.

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South Korea lifts ban on Brazilian pork

South Korea is opening its market to pigmeat from Brazil, adding to competition in what is one of the world’s largest export markets.

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Tyson to pay $850 million for poultry rendering business

Tyson Foods has agreed to buy the poultry rendering and blending assets of American Proteins and AMPRO Products in a deal worth around $850 million.
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