Food Law News - EU - 1999

22 April 1999: HORMONES - Ban on Hormones

EP News report, 22 April 1999

Ban on Hormones

The External Economic Relations Committee, chaired by Philippe HERZOG (EUL/NGL, F), has decided to propose that a debate be held on the WTO's decision concerning the Community's ban on hormones. The debate is due to take place at the May part-session and will include a statement by Commissioner Sir Leon Brittan. The political groups are invited to propose resolutions to wind up the debate.

The WTO decided, following a complaint by the United States and Canada, that the EU's ban on imports of hormone-treated meat violated its rules.

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