Exclusive: EU set to clear start of talks to boost U.S. beef imports



Philip Blenkinsop | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union countries are on the verge of agreeing to start negotiations with the United States to allow more U.S. beef into Europe, in what could be a major move to defuse transatlantic trade tensions. The European Commission sought approval from its 28 member states at the start of September to open negotiations with Washington. Trade experts have already given their backing, ambassadors will provide clearance on Wednesday and the approval process is set to be completed next week, EU diplomats say. Read more here