EU bans beef from Argentine region

The EU has banned the imports of beef from eight departments in the Corrientes region of Argentina. The ban applies to meat from cattle slaughtered after 4 February.

The impact on trade of this latest delisting is expected to be small as the province of Corrientes exports very little beef to the EU. It is primarily a cattle breeding area, with animals finished for slaughter elsewhere. However the outbreak and subsequent safety measures are likely to have repercussions for the price of meat from this region.