EU Cleared to Start Talks on Increasing U.S. Beef Imports

The European Union late has agreed to allow negotiations with the U.S. to increase imports of U.S. beef to the EU. The move could help ease some transatlantic trade tensions, according to Reuters.

The European Commission, which negotiates on behalf of the 28 EU nations, said it would open formal talks in the coming days on increasing the U.S. share of an existing 45,000-metric ton quota.

U.S. agriculture officials and the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office maintains that agriculture, in general, will be a part of those talks.