After 18 years, China has opened its markets to Irish beef

After 18 years, China has opened its markets to Irish beef

After 18 years, China has opened its markets to Irish beef

CHINA has made the decision to open its markets to Irish beef following years of unsuccessful negotiations.

When asked what the message is now to Irish farmers, he said: "The message is, there are exacting demands in global markets and here is another really, really important market - probably the single biggest in volume terms - which is recognising that we are capable of meeting those exacting and demanding standards".

In 2016, China became the world's second-largest beef importer behind the United States, importing 800,000 metric tons worth $2.6 billion.

For beef, the door has now been opened and there is a real opportunity for the industry to build on this, added Creed, who will lead a trade mission to China next month to further build on Ireland's trade relationships.

Russian ambassador to US warns of 'consequences' following airstrikes in Syria
U.S. allies have offered strong words of support for Washington, but no clear military plans have yet emerged. On Wednesday he said the missiles were "coming", but on Thursday he tweeted that he had "never said when".

It also is being viewed as a potential "safety net" for the industry. Frozen boneless beef accounts for around 80% of these imports.

MII's Cormac Healy said the first group of plants was expected to be in a position to begin trade with China in the very near future. China is Ireland's third-largest market overall. Mr Creed insisted he was "not going to put a figure on how much Ireland will export to China".

Plans to lift China's ban on British beef could potentially generate $350 million over a five-year period, said Jane King, chief executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

The processors also said they would continue to push for access for other products such as meat on the bone plus the valuable "fifth quarter", or offal.

Man convicted in child sex assault case
The minor stated her mother had taken her to the convict's house for treatment of her backache through witchcraft . If convicted on the assault charge, Klumb faces up to 60 years in prison.

The country is Ireland's third largest market - previous year our agri-food exports there were worth almost a billion Euro.

Irish beef is being allowed back into China.

According to Irish broadcaster, RTE, ABP in Clones in Co Monaghan, Slaney Meats based in Co Wexford, and Donegal Meat Processors have all been given approval for access to China, with the hope that five more Irish plants will be given the green light as well.

Pat McCormack, president of the farm group ICMSA, said it must "benefit the people producing the actual food".

Man charged after police recover stolen, damaged auto
The men, who have not been identified, were later released after Starbucks declined to press trespassing charges. Police were called to the scene due to the men failing to order something and were taken out in handcuffs.

"The more markets we can access, the better chance we have of delivering a better margin to the primary producer here", he concluded.

Related news