NCBA: Beef producers need TPP deal
February 10, 2014
Beef producers from the four largest beef producing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries advocate that any TPP agreement must eliminate tariffs and other trade barriers.
Beef producers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, working as Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA), expressed concern at the possibility that some TPP members may seek to exclude some so-called "sensitive" products from comprehensive, duty free access.
Granting a TPP member an exclusion would result in other members seeking similar treatment. The alliance also called for each TPP member to provide equal market access to all other members.
The FNBA is the Cattle Council of Australia, Canadian Cattlemen's Association, Confederacion Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas, Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Together, FNBA represents producers from countries that account for one-third of global beef production and approximately half of global beef exports. F