Good news for cheese lovers as the US and EU reach an accord on the crucial roquefort issue:
The new US administration has now agreed to drop the import duty threat, due to come into force this week, and which would have affected to a lesser degree a range of EU products, from truffles and mineral water to chewing gum. Under the provisional deal, the EU will keep the hormone-treated beef ban, which it claims poses a health threat, but will quadruple imports of non-hormone treated American beef in four years. In a joint statement, the US and EU trade representatives said: “An agreement is in our mutual interest.”
I agree, agreement is in our mutual interest. Good work negotiators.