Resumption of Beef Exports to China Good Start to New Year

IFA President Francie Gorman has welcomed the announcement that Irish beef exports to China will resume.

The matter was raised by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a meeting with the Chinese Premier Li Qiang today.

“We are always seeking access to as many markets as possible and the Chinese market offers very significant opportunities. The renewal of access to this market must be reflected in further price increases for farmers,” he said.

Francie Gorman said the suspension last November was disappointing and IFA had said that it must be resolved quickly.

“Given the nature of the case which brought about the suspension, there shouldn’t have been any delay in regaining access,” he said.

“Beef farmers will hope the formalities are concluded as quickly as possible and that trade will resume,” he concluded.

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