France: Bordeaux farmers stage tractor protest over MERCOSUR imports

A team of farmers marched to Bordeaux on Wednesday to oppose a trade deal between the EU and its South American equivalent, MERCOSUR. proposed trade deal between the EU and its South American equivalent, MERCOSUR. Under this accord, South American countries such as Argentina would be able to sell their meat products in Europe with lower tariffs. MERCOSUR’s success would by default harm... Еще French meat production. The union responsible for the strike, the National Federation of Agricultural Holders' Unions (FNSEA), warns that up to 30,000 French farmers could lose their jobs. The agreement envisages an additional 70,000 tonnes of beef imports. It would also affect poultry farmers and grain farmers. Farmers descended on Bordeaux on Wednesday to oppose the potential increase of agricultural imports from South America. The protest comes as the EU restarts trade negotiations with its South American equivalent, MERCOSUR. Agriculture is one of the issues still under discussion between the two blocs. French farmers are anxious that under a new accord, South American countries such as Argentina would be able to sell their meat products in Europe with lower tariffs, which would harm French meat production. The union responsible for the strike, the National Federation of Agricultural Holders' Unions (FNSEA), warns that up to 30,000 French farmers could lose their jobs.

Комментарии для сайта Cackle

Самое интересное

Новости партнеров

ТемыВсе темы