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Cattle Exports

Volume 171: debated on Friday 4 May 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what restrictions are currently enforced by West Germany on the import from the United Kingdom of live cattle or cattle products.

Under a European Community decision, exports of cattle from the United Kingdom to West Germany and other member states are restricted to animals under six months which are slaughtered before they reach that age. West Germany did seek additional certification requirements for exports of beef and offal, which for a time restricted trade, but for the principal trade in boneless beef this is no longer required.