The European Parliament votes on February 5 on a meeting tax that could raise meat prices throughout the European Union. Nicknamed the "sustainability charge", the tax aims to reflect the environmental impact of large-scale meat production.The sustainability charge was presented in a new report at the end of 2019 requesting that a new pricing model be part of the European Green Deal and Farm to Fork Strategy.
This is confirmed by the magazine eurocarne.com. Rabobank has analyzed in its quarterly report on the evolution of the beef sector how the United Kingdom is going to become the fifth or sixth importing country of beef worldwide after Brexit.
Consumer acceptance of meat from non-EU countries and non-tariff barriers will play an important role in determining which countries will ultimately supply the UK beef market in the future.
In the report, there is also a review of how COVID-19 is affecting the main producers and consumers of beef. As for Europe, foodservice has resumed operations, albeit with restrictions, and as a result, demand for beef has not fully recovered.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in some countries, but are being managed at the regional level, rather than the complete lockdown of countries.
Mor information at Revista Cárnica.